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How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward Report

How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward

The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.

Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, Amanda Novello

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Report

Women Have Paid the Price for Trump’s Regulatory Agenda

The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.

Osub Ahmed, Shilpa Phadke, Diana Boesch

The Urgent Case for Permanent Paid Leave Report
 (The dome of U.S. Capitol building is seen on January 16, 2020, Washington, D.C.)

The Urgent Case for Permanent Paid Leave

Policymakers must consider lessons learned from the emergency paid leave laws passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in order to design national, permanent paid leave policies that ensure racial, gender, and economic equity and meet the needs of families.

Diana Boesch

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Not All Paid Leave Proposals Are Equal

Paid leave proposals which only provide benefits to parents of new children or are funded through cuts to other programs will not meet the needs of working families.

Diana Boesch

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children Report
A 3-year-old girl gives her father a kiss as she waits to undergo surgery at a children's hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children

New CAP analysis of the 2012 FMLA employee survey provides evidence that in 52 percent of all FMLA leaves, workers were also caring for children at home, highlighting the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave.

Diana Boesch

People Need Paid Leave Policies That Cover Chosen Family Report

People Need Paid Leave Policies That Cover Chosen Family

Nearly one-third of people in the United States have taken leave to support a chosen family member’s health needs—but public policy largely fails to support them.

Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Laura E. Durso, Frank J. Bewkes, 1 More Eliza Schultz

The Importance of Paid Leave for Caregivers Report

The Importance of Paid Leave for Caregivers

Comprehensive paid family and medical leave not only helps workers care for their families but keeps them in the labor force, thus boosting the entire U.S. economy.

Joelle Saad-Lessler, Kate Bahn

Rhetoric vs. Reality: 4 Myths About Paid Parental Leave Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: 4 Myths About Paid Parental Leave

Trump’s paid parental leave plan is a poor substitute for comprehensive paid family and medical leave and fails to meet the needs of today’s working families.

Sunny Frothingham, Sarah Jane Glynn

Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave Are Not Job Killers Report

Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave Are Not Job Killers

Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.

Danielle Corley, Sunny Frothingham, Kate Bahn

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