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The Economic Benefits of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Elderly parent and daughter article icon Issue Brief Recent research finds that family and medical leave insurance would greatly benefit America’s workforce and employers.

By Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our Working Nation in 2013

Prince family book_alt2 icon Report As President Obama enters his second term and as the 113th Congress convenes, this re-release of “Our Working Nation” takes a new look at how we can update our workplace policies to fully include women and men who combine work with family care.

By Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Social Security Cares

Mother holds her child in a hospital room book_alt2 icon Report Our proposed Social Security Cares Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave program as part of Social Security, providing partial wage replacement for workers across the country who temporarily need to take time off from their jobs.

By Ann O'Leary, Matt Chayt, and Eve Weissman | Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Competition that Really Matters

book_alt2 icon Report Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary explain why U.S. economic competitiveness depends on the education of the next generation.

By Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Infographic: The Competition that Really Matters

bars icon Charts An infographic by Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary compares U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next generation workforce.

By Donna Cooper, Adam Hersh, and Ann O'Leary | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Protecting Workers and Their Families with Paid Family Leave and Caregiving Credits

book_alt2 icon Report Ann O'Leary explains how updating Social Security can help the program meet its original goal of providing economic security to families as a whole.

By Ann O'Leary | Thursday, April 12, 2012

La Importancia de Los Beneficios de la Sindicalización para el Sistema de Cuidado Infantil en California

Un nuevo proyecto de ley de California permitirá que las proveedoras de cuidado infantil se sindicalicen y ayudará a que los padres puedan proveer cuidado para sus hijos mientras trabajan para asegurar el bienestar de nuestra economía, escriben Sarah Jane Glynn y Ann O’Leary.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Ann O'Leary | Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Importance of Unionization Benefits for the Child Care System in California

A new bill in California will let child care workers unionize and ultimately help ensure parents are able to provide care for their children while working to keep our economic engine humming, write Sarah Jane Glynn and Ann O’Leary.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Ann O'Leary | Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Working Nation

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary on how working women are reshaping America’s families and economy and what it means for policymakers.

By Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary | Monday, March 8, 2010

Work and Family Are Middle-Class Issues

Heather Boushey and Ann O’Leary laud the Middle Class Task Force for acknowledging that balancing work and caregiving is a central issue for American families.

By Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary | Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ask the Expert: The Right Benefits for a Changing Workforce

play_alt icon Video Ann O'Leary discusses how the federal government can promote much-needed family-friendly workplace policies to help America's workforce.

By Ann O'Leary | Monday, August 3, 2009

Making Government Work for Families

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Ann O’Leary discusses the federal government’s role as employer and contractor in improving family-friendly policies.

By Ann O'Leary | Monday, July 20, 2009

Paid Parental Leave Helps Families and the Economy

The Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act gives the federal government an opportunity to serve as a model employer, writes Ann O’Leary.

By Ann O'Leary | Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why the Fair Pay Act Isn’t Enough

Pay discrimination is only a part of the problem.

By Ann O'Leary | Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ann O’Leary

Ann O’Leary is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and is also the vice president and director of the Children and Families Program at Next Generation in San Francisco, where she spearheads the Too Small to Fail initiative. Previously, Ann has served as a lecturer in health law at the University of California, Berkeley, School […]

Monday, August 11, 2008