The share of U.S. breadwinning mothers continues to grow, and understanding them is vital to understanding the modern labor force.
Inconsistent and restrictive family definitions have historically marginalized many families, but improvements can be made to serve a fuller range of diverse family structures, especially LGBTQ families.
For workers in the United States, paid time off for caretaking is a perk for the privileged, while overseas, it’s a right. Some companies fill in the gaps—for some lucky workers.
Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.
Many Americans still do not understand the complementary but different roles paid sick days and paid family and medical leave play for working families.
Despite being vital breadwinners and members of the workforce, Latinas continue to be underpaid.
Millennial families deserve a fair shot at economic prosperity—one that includes fair wages, workplace standards that support working families, strong safety net programs, and access to comprehensive reproductive health care.
The representation of women of color in corporate America and political office should reflect their growing economic and electoral power.
As policymakers consider new ideas, developing a policy agenda that promotes the economic security and leadership of black women is imperative.
Divisive rhetoric harms many diverse groups—including women, Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslim—and Americans must use their vote to speak up.
States with conservative policy agendas fare worse on a range of family-related indicators than states with progressive policy agendas.
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If these issues are only publicly discussed in the context of a cult of celebrity, then the hyperbolic debate will continue to miss the real issue.
A national paid family and medical leave program would level the playing field for small businesses and ensure that all workers have access to strong work-family policy.
Women and people of color face significant structural barriers to starting a small business and have lower rates of business ownership, but progressive policies that expand access to capital and support entrepreneurial education can help overcome these barriers.
The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Illinois women gain economic security.