In other countries, public policy has long been used as a way to help all women stay at work and thrive—the necessary preconditions for their long-term career advancement. But in the United States, where market conditions determine who gets access to such policies, only the most fortunate women are offered the kinds of supports that make work-life integration possible.
Emily Baxter is a Research Assistant for the Economic Policy team at the Center. Judith Warner is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Sarah Jane Glynn is the Associate Director for Women’s Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress.