Helping Breadwinners When It Can’t Wait – A Progressive Program for Family Leave Insurance

Source: Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress, May 2009

From the summary:
Americans experienced a seismic shift in how we work and how we provide care for our families over the past half century. Not that long ago, most families had a stay-at-home parent–usually a mother–but today, that is rarely the case. The vast majority of children grow up in a home where there are either two working parents or a single, working parent. Yet our nation’s workplaces and our labor policies simply haven’t kept pace.

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