The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has published a new policy brief that examines paid family leave. The policy brief, “Paid Family Leave: One Solution to Helping Today’s Working Families Meet Their Family Responsibilities at Critical Times,” describes state policy efforts to address paid family leave.

According to the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, the brief also looks at why paid family leave policy is being introduced, why federal legislation — the Family and Medical Leave Act — is insufficient for many, and how paid family leave affects working families, employers and government.