National Partnership for Women & Families

Research and 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 workforce — which cannot be achieved when more than 32 million people working in the private sector have no paid sick days.

This must change. Use the following resources to stay informed and become an outspoken advocate for paid sick days.

Quick Facts

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

Fact Sheets

When it comes to paid sick days, the evidence is clear and compelling. Find fact sheets here


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Latest Research

Research continues to show the pressing need for paid sick days. Read the latest

Legislative Models

The National Partnership for Women & Families and A Better Balance have drafted model legislation for local advocates. Download it here

Current Laws

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