Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.
The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.
Paid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.
Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.
Report The ability to access paid parental leave is important to family economic well-being.
Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn explore the question of whether there is more gender equality among minority men and women than among whites.
Issue Brief We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families.
Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
On this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.
Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.
Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.
Giving our nation’s female workers the right to paid maternity leave will not only benefit our mothers but will also benefit the nation as a whole.
We must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.
The Family and Medical Leave Act was an important step in advancing U.S. family leave policies, but there is still much work to be done.