Public Use Data for 2018 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Surveys

Release Date: 2020
Time Period of Data Collection:
  • Employee Survey: March 6, 2018, through February 24, 2019
  • Worksite Survey: March 6, 2018, through February 19, 2019
Brief Description: Survey data files from the 2018 employee and worksite FMLA surveys.
Geographic Coverage: National
Study Populations: Adult Workers
Unit(s) of Observation: Individuals; Firms
Topics: Worker Leave
Research method: Survey
DOL Partner Agency: Wage and Hour Division
Sampling Method:
  • Employee Survey: dual frame random-digit dial (RDD) design with a web panel the Ipsos KnowledgePanel.
  • Worksite Survey: the Dun & Bradstreet Dun’s Market Identifiers (DMI) file served as the sampling frame, the sampling frame was stratified by the cross-classification of size (number of employees) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) grouping and by other frame variables, drawing larger establishments with higher probabilities.


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