Archive for May 2013

Return to No-Vacation Nation

The United States is the only rich country in the world that does not require employers to provide paid vacations. The chart below, from a new CEPR report (pdf) released the Friday before the Memorial Day Weekend, shows the legally guaranteed number of days of paid vacation and paid holidays in each of 21 of […]

Making Jobs Good

Before I went on vacation last week, CEPR put out a new report that Janelle Jones and I wrote evaluating the impact of five different policies that seek to improve job quality in the United States. The policies we examined were universal health insurance, a universal retirement system (over and above Social Security), a large […]