Senior Director and Senior Legal Fellow, Women’s Initiative
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.
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.
Child care is expensive and scarce for children under age 3, when the benefits from quality child care are highest.
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.
Angela and her daughter Patrice discuss the effects of the lack of quality, affordable child care on their family as Patrice raises two young daughters.
Patty and her daughter Megan discuss the importance of affordable child care for Megan's daughter and how this issue affects their family.
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.
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.
Women need comprehensive solutions that recognize the persistent role of race, ethnicity, and economic status in creating obstacles to opportunity for pregnant women.
In order to advance economic security for women and families in each state, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.
A recent parental leave proposal with administration support would require workers to dip into their future Social Security funds to replace income lost during the leave period—and delay their eventual retirement.
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.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.