UMass Economics

Folbre comments on CT’s new paid-sick-leave law

Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre, UMass Amherst economics professor, comments in a story about Connecticut’s new paid-sick-leave law that affects hourly service workers and is expected to be signed soon by that state’s governor. Folbre says the new law could potentially lead to higher prices, but will provide some important benefits. “This imposes some costs, and costs can get passed onto consumers,” Folbre said. “But the pluses are public health, and improved job quality in ways that probably benefit employers.” (, 6/9/11)