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1 in 4 parents report being fired for work interruptions due to child care breakdowns
The crisis is also taking a toll on the economy, costing $122 billion in lost wages, productivity and tax revenue in 2022 — more than twice as much as it did in 2018.
How New Mexico child care workers got the state to invest in their industry
The advocacy and grassroots campaigning by the state’s predominantly Latina workforce could offer a roadmap for workers and officials in other states looking to craft and pass solutions to the child care crisis.
States with abortion bans are also ‘economically disempowering’ people, report says
According to the Economic Policy Institute, states with abortion restrictions have on average lower minimum wages, unionization levels and rates of Medicaid expansion.
‘Our world will be more secure’: Young women weigh in on the future of national security
Girl Security is one of the biggest players working to create pathways for young girls and women in the male-dominated national security workforce.
Amna Nawaz is stepping into history at PBS, and she hopes to make room for others like her
The NewsHour journalist talked about being the first Muslim Pakistani-American to occupy the anchor seat, and how her identity and parenthood shaped her career.
It’s Latina Equal Pay Day — finally
The pay gap persists across education levels and industries. Here’s why.
Why Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is marked November 30
It takes almost a full additional year for Native American women to catch up to the earnings of non-Latino White men. Some are creating their own financial systems and communities of care.
With no child tax credit and inflation on the rise, families are slipping back into poverty
Child poverty rates have crept back up since the program expired, leaving families struggling with food insecurity and insufficiency.
The Biden administration wants to expand broadband access and job opportunities for women and people of color
The government is investing $65 billion into expansion programs, including nearly two-thirds of that spending directed to equity efforts.
How tobacco companies got women, Black people and young people hooked on menthol cigarettes
The historic and ongoing link between high menthol use among the most vulnerable populations is no coincidence, a new study highlights.