Republicans talk a good game about families. And then stiff them.
Millions of women were forced to quit or downsize their careers, but lack of child care was only one factor. One study found that several other policies also had a significant impact on their employment losses.
Experts who sounded the alarm about the care economy were often shunted to the side of policy discussions. Not anymore.
There’s a good case for doing more to improve physical assets. There’s an overwhelming case for doing more to help families with children.
His message is that the private sector alone cannot provide security and comfort to the vast majority of Americans.
My hometown in Oregon shows what the federal government can do — and also what happens when it stops trying.
A turbulent pandemic, more women in Congress and decades of advocacy have set the stage for a complete overhaul of the child care system, experts said.
We’re finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.
Biden gets family policy half right.
Parents in other rich countries can take paid work because they have affordable child care. In the U.S. such care is prohibitively expensive.
She worked with preschoolers, infants and their parents, “the mom that other moms looked up to.” She died of Covid-19.
The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
The definition has always depended on what a society is trying to accomplish.
The men and women who went to work and war during World War II were backed by the care economy — we need one too.d
Even before the pandemic, many female scientists felt unsupported in their fields. Now, some are hitting a breaking point.
Child-care centers improvised during the pandemic, scrambling to stay open with razor-thin budgets and little government guidance. How long will the short-term solutions last?
Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.
National pre-K and affordable day care don’t have to be a dream.
The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.
The Fed chair said better caregiving options was an “area worth looking at” for Congress, while reiterating the central bank’s full-employment pledge.
“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”
Punishing mothers for needing help cannot be the answer. A generous child allowance might be.
Under plans by President Biden and Senator Mitt Romney, children would be worthy of government support, no strings attached.
How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.
How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.
The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.
As the crucial swing voting bloc in the state’s two pivotal Senate runoffs, they have a clear choice.
Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.
The pandemic is a larger example of a pattern: When unexpected family needs arise, mothers step in.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Creators of the Portland-area approach tried to avoid the pitfalls of similar policies elsewhere, and are giving teachers large raises.
As states struggle with reopening, parents are scrambling to figure out child care amid a fall surge of coronavirus.
School is (whisper it) a form of child care. Child care, at its best, fosters children’s development. So how did we come to treat them so differently?
Whom better suited to dispatch briskly with the demands of coronavirus-era child care?
Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.
The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.
Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk.
A number of women working in retail say they are being forced to choose between keeping their jobs and making sure their children can keep up with remote learning.
Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.
With myriad back-to-school options to choose from, moms’ groups have hit judgment overload.
Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.
A teacher worries that her school’s precautions are merely “hygiene theater.” Another educator praises the return to classrooms as a “safe haven” for many families.
In 1970, on the 50th anniversary of suffrage, the Women’s Strike for Equality brought together a diverse group of protesters.
Occupational therapy is not just for kids with disabilities, it can benefit a wide variety of children.
Just one in five families will have any sort of in-person help, a new survey finds, and parents are feeling stressed and stranded.
As millions of American families face an uncertain start to the school year, the anger of women who find themselves expected to be teacher, caregiver, employee and parent is fueling a political uprising.
I was too busy cooking and cleaning and caring for my daughter.
‘I have been given two options: either resign or get fired.’