Family Leave and Lower Income Families Linkages between Mothers’ Return to Work Leave and Child Care

Client: Program Support Center (PSC)/Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Mission Analytics is working o recruit and conduct approximately nine focus groups with low-income mothers with young children who participated in the Paid Family Leave (PFL) programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. To better understand factors that facilitate lower income mothers’ return to work following childbirth, this project analyzes the relationship between returns to work after childbirth, the use of PFL, and the role of formal and informal (e.g. care by family members) child care.