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I had called in to provide research data for OPB's "Talk Out Loud" re: the paid family leave bill in Oregon. I was placed on hold, as I listened to claims by J.L. Wilson and the writer from the Oregonian that cannot be supported by research. In a national survey, 83% of women and 75% of men favor insurance programs that would give families some income when a worker takes a family leave. Rather than focus on a few personal experiences, I had hoped that "Talk Out Loud" would take a comprehensive look at what variables contribute to the downturn families suffer (from health, social and economic perspectives) when they need to provide income and nurturance simultaneously. Paid family leave is a viable and sustainable remedy, and its positive effect has shown economic, employment and health benefits across the board in cross-cultural studies. It is a shame that this information was not aired.
"Talk Out Loud" obviously is not a proper forum for evidence based reasoning or the dissemination of meaningful information. I expected more from OPB.
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