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Affordable Child Care

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

What Low-Wage Workers Need Most

Robert Reich | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Robert Reich


Restaurant Industry Shortchanges Working Mothers: Child Care and the Third Shift

Linda Meric | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Linda Meric

With Holloway's weekly earnings of $110 and the average cost of child care for those surveyed in this report at $87 a week for their first child or $112 for all children, you can understand how finding affordable child care is a real challenge for women working in this industry.

Wanted: Strong Families

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Gregory

The widespread lack of good, affordable child care negatively affects the way families form and fathers engage with their kids. If high-quality child care were part of the public education system, dads and moms would face fewer financial barriers, giving all families more room to flourish.

Train, Support, Sustain: Changing the World by Investing in Our Communities' Caregivers

All Our Kin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
All Our Kin

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe difficult and important work of caring for children -- so often assumed to be "women's work"-- is tragically undervalued, leaving parents and other caregivers unsupported.

Lean In? No thanks. I'd Rather Lean On.

Kim Siegal | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Kim Siegal

So, if we are going to create a rallying cry or even just a catch phrase around modern woman work/family empowerment, I would vote for "lean on" instead of "lean in."

Making a Play for Single Mothers and Child Care

Christine Bork | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

If we are to capitalize on women as an untapped resource to build a more robust economy, we need to be intentional in creating policies that have the best interests of single working mothers in mind.

For Mother's Day: A Present That Values Families

Hannah Matthews | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Hannah Matthews

It turns out that if our infants do well, our nation does well too. By packaging paid family leave and quality affordable infant care, we can give babies a strong start in their first year of life. That's a package of policies ready for wrapping.