Paid family leave insurance in NC would improve family health and economic outcomes

New study examines policy options for North Carolina

New research from the Center for Child and Family Policy suggests statewide paid family and medical leave insurance in North Carolina would reduce infant mortality, nursing home costs and use of government assistance. In the study, Anna Gassman-Pines and Elizabeth Ananat, along with undergraduate and Master of Public Policy students, model the costs, benefits and feasibility of two policy options for instituting a paid family leave insurance program in NC.

Babinski Named Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Sanford Research Professor Leslie Babinski to begin new role July 1

Babinski has been with the center for more than 10 years and has long served as an associate director. In addition, she served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the public policy major. She has also led the Child Policy Research certificate program and the Duke School Research Partnership, both housed within the center.

“I am excited about the opportunity to build on this strong foundation and expand our contributions to make a difference in the lives of children and their families,” said Babinski in the official announcement.