This policy brief explores the costs and coverage of three proposed paid family and medical leave programs for Massachusetts. These are House Bill 2172, Senate Bill 1048, and 2018 Initiative Petition C. Each of these proposed programs establishes a contributory fund paid by employers and employees, to be used for eligible workers when they are out of work for their own serious health condition or that of a family member, for pregnancy, or to bond with a new child. The medical leaves considered are for own health reasons, including those related to pregnancy. Family leaves are for bonding with a new child and caring for an ill relative.
Albelda, Randy and Clayton-Matthews, Alan, "Paid Family and Medical Leave: Cost and Coverage Estimates of Three Choices in Massachusetts, Policy Brief" (2017). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 55.