Millions 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. All too often, despite their best efforts, parents’ low wages and work conditions create unimaginable stress for their families and undermine their children’s chances for success in school and beyond.
Stepping Up: New Policies and Strategies Supporting Parents in Low-Wage Jobs and Their ChildrenClick here
Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-Wage Jobs and Their ConsequencesClick here
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Pregnancy, Parenting & the Workplace
No pregnant woman should have to choose between her health and her family’s economic security — but that’s exactly the choice some are forced to make. Pregnant women deserve fair treatment on the job.Click here
Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers in the United States are women ― and the minimum wage falls far short of what it takes to live above the poverty line.
High-quality child care gives children the boost they need to succeed in school and gives parents support to be productive at work — but only if they have access to the care they need.Click here