Past research demonstrates favorable health and economic outcomes for workers with access to paid sick leave compared to workers without access. This brief summarizes findings from a cost-benefit analysis of one hypothetical statewide paid sick leave program for workers employed in Missouri. The cost-benefit analysis utilized the U.S. Department of Labor Microsimulation Model on Worker Leave (Worker PLUS) to estimate the society-wide and employer costs and benefits of a hypothetical paid sick leave program. Cost-benefit analysis of two additional hypothetical policy scenarios are presented in the full report (Research on Paid Leave in Missouri, 2022).
Dicke, R., Ohler, A., & Thorpe, A. (September, 2022). Cost-Benefit Analysis of a 3/5 Paid Sick Leave Proposal for Missouri: Summary. Report prepared for the Missouri Foundation for Health.