American workers ages 25 to 64 in states or localities that require paid sick leave had lower death rates from suicide, homicide, and deaths due to alcohol poisoning. Among men, each one hour increase of paid sick leave is associated with an average 0.1% reduction in suicide, and 0.2% reduction in homicide. Among women, each one hour increase in paid sick leave is associated with an average 0.2% reduction in homicide, and 0.4% reduction in alcohol poisoning deaths.
The association was discovered in an analysis of data from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention . . .