This report provides an analysis of the costs and benefits associated with Massachusetts Senate President Robert Travaglini's proposed family and medical leave insurance program (April 2006). The authors developed a simulation model to estimate the employer and employee wage costs when employees take paid and unpaid family and medical leaves, and they use this model to compare the current costs with those predicted under the Travaglini proposal.
For information about how the authors estimated the costs of the program and the specifics about their model, please follow the link below to "IWPR/LRC Paid Family and Medical Leave Simulation Model," originally reported as an Appendix in their report to the IWPR.
Albelda, Randy and Clayton-Matthews, Alan, "Sharing the Costs, Reaping the Benefits: Paid Family and Medical Leave in Massachusetts" (2006). Labor Resource Center Publications. Paper 1.