Set Up to Fail Cover ImageSet Up For Success Report Cover ImageMillions of parents across the country work in jobs where low wages, unfair scheduling practices, and minimal benefits make it difficult to meet both work and caregiving responsibilities.  And the parents most likely to find themselves in low-wage jobs are women — disproportionately women of color and immigrant women.

Unpredictable work hours, nonstandard hours, rigid attendance policies with limited access to paid leave, and inadequate paychecks create unimaginable stress for parents, and make it difficult to provide their children with the high-quality early care and education they need to succeed in school and beyond. All too often, despite their best efforts, parents’ low wages and work conditions undermine their children’s chances for success.

Published On: June 9, 2016Associated Issues: Child CareChild Care & Early LearningChild Care AssistanceChild Care Tax StrategiesFair Work SchedulesFamily Support ProgramsFamily Tax CreditsFamily Tax CreditsMinimum WagePoverty & Economic SecurityRacial & Ethnic JusticeReproductive JusticeTax & BudgetUnemployment