The Conservative Argument Over Paid Family Leave

By Joe Pinsker

“When I asked Pronita Gupta of the Center for Law and Social Policy, an organization that supports policies that help low-income people, whether she saw any downsides to implementing a federally provided paid-family-leave program, she said no.

Even as support for such a policy builds, there are still some who think it’d be unnecessary or even wrongheaded. At a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, scholars from conservative think tanks including the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute debated whether government-provided paid family leave would cost too much, and whether it’s even needed at all.”


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