National Partnership for Women & Families
A project of national partnership for women and families

Research & Resources

Families depend on their jobs to survive and thrive. But when workers don’t have access to paid sick days, staying home to recover from illness or to care for a sick loved one means losing a paycheck and possibly a job. A robust and thriving economy depends on an economically secure, healthy and productive work force — which cannot be achieved while more than 40 million workers have no paid sick days.

This must change. And change begins with you! Stay informed so you can become an outspoken advocate for paid sick days in your community.

Quick Facts

Need a quick primer on paid sick days? Let us break it down for you. By the numbers

Fact Sheets

Sometimes the facts speak for themselves. When it comes to paid sick days, the evidence is clear and compelling. Find fact sheets here


Want to know the number and percentage of workers in your state without paid sick days, or the cost and savings of a minimum paid sick days standard? We can help you find the answers. Use our step-by-step guides

Latest Research

Research continues to show the pressing need for paid sick days. Stay informed with the most up-to-date research on paid sick days. Read the latest publications and statistics

Legislative Models

The National Partnership for Women & Families and A Better Balance have drafted model legislation for local advocates considering launching paid sick days campaigns. Download the model legislation

Current Laws

Paid sick laws are emerging across the country. Learn about the laws that are already on the books