Who will care for the children of working parents when they return to their jobs, if schools and many child care providers remain closed? The CARES Act allocated $3.5 billion to support child care programs, but a national organization says…
By Cat Wise
Two out of every three American children under the age of 5 whose parents both live together need child care because both parents work. The average cost for two kids -- an infant and a 4-year-old -- in a child…
By Kristen Doerer
When it comes to motherhood and work, everyone has an opinion. But for photographer Alice Proujansky, working moms' stories speak for themselves.
By Corinne Segal
More than 70 percent of employers in the United States don’t offer paid maternity leave. One working mother spoke of the difficulties of a mere 12-week unpaid maternity leave.
By Diane Lincoln Estes
In most of the country, child care is the most expensive part of the family budget. Infant care now costs more than state college tuition in many places. But while it might demand a luxury price, offering important advantages to…
The high cost of child care is squeezing many low-income parents who want to work full-time but have to stay home with their children because they cannot afford appropriate care for their kids.
By PBS NewsHour
With the start of 2014, new parents in Rhode Island are eligible for paid family leave — the third state, after California and New Jersey, where such a right has been codified and enforced. At the national level, the…
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