Turning Child Care Into a New Cold War

Republicans talk a good game about families. And then stiff them.

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Why Was the ‘She-cession’ Worse in the U.S. Than Germany?

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.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-bureau-of-economic-research, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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How Child Care Went From ‘Girly’ Economics to Infrastructure

Experts who sounded the alarm about the care economy were often shunted to the side of policy discussions. Not anymore.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #child-care, #labor-and-jobs, #poo-ai-jen, #united-states-economy

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Biden and the Future of the Family

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.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #republican-party, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Proposals Aim to Give Sturdier Support to the Middle Class

His message is that the private sector alone cannot provide security and comfort to the vast majority of Americans.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Roosevelt Transformed America. Biden Could, Too.

My hometown in Oregon shows what the federal government can do — and also what happens when it stops trying.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #new-deal-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #rural-areas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden Is Giving Child Care ‘Prime-Time Attention.’ Can He Actually Transform It?

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.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That.

We’re finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

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Biden’s American Families Plan Should Give Power to Parents

Biden gets family policy half right.

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Helping Families Will Help Create Jobs

Parents in other rich countries can take paid work because they have affordable child care. In the U.S. such care is prohibitively expensive.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #education-pre-school, #federal-taxes-us, #labor-and-jobs

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Valerie Cirillo-Bunch, a Child-Care Sage, Dies at 41

She worked with preschoolers, infants and their parents, “the mom that other moms looked up to.” She died of Covid-19.

#child-care, #cirillo-bunch-valerie-1980-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doulas, #parenting

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Biden $1.8 Trillion Plan: Child Care, Student Aid and More

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.

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Why the Meaning of ‘Infrastructure’ Matters So Much

The definition has always depended on what a society is trying to accomplish.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #child-care, #english-language, #infrastructure-public-works, #klinenberg-eric, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Rosie Could Be a Riveter Only Because of a Care Economy. Where Is Ours?

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

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #elder-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?

Even before the pandemic, many female scientists felt unsupported in their fields. Now, some are hitting a breaking point.

#metoo-movement, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #graduate-schools-and-students, #maddow-rachel, #nature-communications-journal, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #rockefeller-university, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tenure, #twitter, #women-and-girls, #yale-university, #your-feed-science

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Child Care in Crisis: Can Biden’s Plan Save It?

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?

#acca-child-development-center-annandale-va, #california, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finances, #gender, #kinder-kare-michigan-child-care-centers-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #michigan, #ohana-family-child-care-vista-calif, #ohio, #rockport-early-childhood-center-rocky-river-ohio, #small-business, #united-states, #virginia, #women-and-girls

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How Red Tape Keeps Parents From Getting the Day Care They Need

Long waits and less funding for subsidized child care have stranded parents and threaten to close day care centers.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #child-care, #child-care-vouchers, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-department-nyc, #human-resources-administration-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #vouchers

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Biden Plots a Revolution for America’s Children

National pre-K and affordable day care don’t have to be a dream.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #poverty, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Child Care Staff Had to Show Up While Teachers Worked Remotely

The pandemic has spotlighted disparities in working conditions between child care workers and teachers.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #child-care, #district-council-37, #education-k-12, #garrido-henry, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Powell Says Better Child Care Policies Might Lift Women in Work Force

The Fed chair said better caregiving options was an “area worth looking at” for Congress, while reiterating the central bank’s full-employment pledge.

#child-care, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“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.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delauro-rosa-l, #harris-kamala-d, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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‘There’s No Natural Dignity in Work’

Punishing mothers for needing help cannot be the answer. A generous child allowance might be.

#child-care, #poverty, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Under Biden and Romney Stimulus Plans, An Approach to Help Families

Under plans by President Biden and Senator Mitt Romney, children would be worthy of government support, no strings attached.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #social-security-us, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers?

How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #parenting, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Places and Policies That Aim to Help Working Parents

How some employers and governments are supporting working parents.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sabbaticals-and-career-breaks, #tutors-and-tutoring, #work-life-balance

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Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors

The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.

#ai-jen-poo, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #domestic-service, #elderly, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #long-term-care-insurance, #national-alliance-for-caregiving, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Will White Women in Georgia Put Family or Culture War First?

As the crucial swing voting bloc in the state’s two pivotal Senate runoffs, they have a clear choice.

#child-care, #elections-senate, #georgia, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden

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.

#careers-and-professions, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls

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When Schools Closed, Americans Turned to Their Usual Backup Plan: Mothers

The pandemic is a larger example of a pattern: When unexpected family needs arise, mothers step in.

#child-care, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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The Year in Pandemic Parenting

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

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How an Oregon Measure for Universal Preschool Could Be a National Model

Creators of the Portland-area approach tried to avoid the pitfalls of similar policies elsewhere, and are giving teachers large raises.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #portland-ore, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can I Safely Send My Kid to Day Care? We Asked the Experts

As states struggle with reopening, parents are scrambling to figure out child care amid a fall surge of coronavirus.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parenting

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Why Are Schools Closed if Child Care Centers Are Open?

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?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting

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How is a Governess Different From a Nanny?

Whom better suited to dispatch briskly with the demands of coronavirus-era child care?

#child-care, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tutors-and-tutoring

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Parenting Was Never Meant to Be This Isolating

Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

The pandemic is a new setback for women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.

#boise-state-university, #child-care, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #tenure, #university-of-oregon, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #your-feed-education, #your-feed-science, #your-feed-work

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Pandemic Will ‘Take Our Women 10 Years Back’ in the Workplace

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.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #day-care-centers, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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As School Begins, Mothers Working Retail Jobs Feel Extra Burden

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.

#child-care, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #national-womens-law-center, #shopping-and-retail, #women-and-girls

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Private Tutors, Pop-Up Schools or Nothing at All: How Employers Are Helping Parents

Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Mom Shaming’s Running Rampant During the Pandemic

With myriad back-to-school options to choose from, moms’ groups have hit judgment overload.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional

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Is Staying Home Harming Your Child’s Immune System?

Why exposure to other germy kids might matter.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cytomegalovirus, #immune-system, #parenting, #respiratory-diseases, #respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

#bock-laszlo, #child-care, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #salesforce-com-inc, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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For Teachers and Parents, a School Season of Fear and Anxiety

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.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Feminist Factions United and Filled the Streets for This Historic March

In 1970, on the 50th anniversary of suffrage, the Women’s Strike for Equality brought together a diverse group of protesters.

#2020-suffrage, #abzug-bella-s, #black-people, #child-care, #daughters-of-the-american-revolution, #davis-angela-y, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #friedan-betty, #hernandez-aileen-1926-2017, #league-of-women-voters, #millett-kate, #murray-anna-pauline-pauli-1910-85, #national-organization-for-women, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What Is Occupational Therapy and When Do Kids Need It?

Occupational therapy is not just for kids with disabilities, it can benefit a wide variety of children.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #physical-therapy, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘I’m Only One Human Being’: Parents Brace for a Go-It-Alone School Year

Just one in five families will have any sort of in-person help, a new survey finds, and parents are feeling stressed and stranded.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines, #tutors-and-tutoring

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The ‘Rage Moms’ Democrats Are Counting On

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.

#child-care, #presidential-election-of-2020, #warren-elizabeth, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Our President Got the Virus. I Barely Noticed.

I was too busy cooking and cleaning and caring for my daughter.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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Employers Are Discriminating Against Mothers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

‘I have been given two options: either resign or get fired.’

#child-care, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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