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Leave of Absence in the US – Many, particularly among lower-income workers, aren’t able to take time off

Most Americans say they have taken or are very likely to take family or medical leave at some point (62%), but many, particularly among lower-income workers, aren’t able to take time off from work when these situations arise, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

About one-in-six adults (16%) who have been employed in the past two years say there was a time during this period when they needed or wanted to take time off from work following the birth or adoption of their child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition or to deal with their own serious health condition, but were unable to do so. This figure rises to 30% among those with household incomes under $30,000.

 

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Lower-income workers less likely to take needed time off | Pew Research Center

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