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Family leave insurance programs are very similar to state disability insurance programs, but provide employees who need to take time off work to care for a new child or an ill family member with partial or complete income replacement while on leave. One state, California, has a family leave insurance program.

National Partnership for Women & Families (2005). Where families matter: State progress toward valuing America’s families. A summary of 2005 initiatives. Washington, D.C.: National Partnership for Women & Families.