Public Policy

When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad

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News Article
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When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad
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The Conversation

Any parent will tell you parenting is hard, but does outsourcing the care of children lessen stress? When it comes to childcare, research shows grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad.

Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind

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Blog
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Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind
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Social Europe

International Women’s Day (March 8) is the time when we celebrate and advance the rights of women and girls across the globe. A time to remind ourselves too of single parents and how they independently care for their children. And discuss the ways in which we can best support them.

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book

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Book
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The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book
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Policy Press
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Rense Nieuwenhuis

We are happy to announce The triple bind of single-parent families: resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing. Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Considering A National Paid Leave Policy

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Considering A National Paid Leave Policy
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The Hill

This op-ed acknowledges the start of National Family Caregivers Month and makes the case for paid family and medical leave in the United States. It was co-authored by WFRN member, Jennifer Greenfield.

More than 100 Aging and Social Work Scholars Urge Congress to Pass National Paid Leave

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Press Release
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More than 100 Aging and Social Work Scholars Urge Congress to Pass National Paid Leave
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Boston College Center on Aging & Work, National Partnership for Women & Families
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Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

Early Care & Education Research & Policy Positions Open

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Job Opportunity
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Early Care & Education Research & Policy Positions Open
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Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC-Berkeley
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Caitlin McLean

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley is currently recruiting for three positions:

Paid Family Leave: How Much Time is Enough?

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Report
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Paid Family Leave: How Much Time is Enough?
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The Better Life Lab at New America
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Brigid Schulte

Paid leave in the United States is woefully inadequate. But, with a proposal from the Trump administration for a six-week paid parental leave policy, the Better Life Lab team wanted to explore the question: How much paid family leave time is enough? 

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP
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