Workers without paid sick leave endure significant financial worries

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A study shows that Americans without paid sick leave worry significantly about both short-term and long-term financial issues. The highest odds of reporting worry were associated with normal monthly bills like housing expenses. Concern about making the minimum payment on credit cards was statistically significant, too. Conversely, workers with paid sick leave were less likely to report worrying about common financial obligations. Only the US and Japan do not mandate a national sick leave benefit.

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