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The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies Article
Two women who have been living in homeless shelters after struggling to find jobs that would cover the cost of child care wait with their children for the bus in Atlanta, December 2015. (Getty/Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies

Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health Outcomes Interactive

Interactive: Opportunities for States To Improve Infant Health Outcomes

This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.

Cristina Novoa, Mathew Brady

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

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions Article
A U.S. Marine looks at his daughter for the first time with his wife during a homecoming at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, December 2016. (Getty/Sandy Huffaker)

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions

Military service members, veterans, and their families have many reasons they need leave, and, along with all Americans, need comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies.

Diana Boesch

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