Public Policy

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
Source: 
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
Source: 
Boston College Center on Aging & Work, National Partnership for Women & Families
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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
Source: 
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?
Source: 
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
Source: 
Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

Gender Policy Report

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Announcement
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Gender Policy Report
Source: 
University of Minnesota
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Carrie Oelberger, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Gender Policy Report is a non-partisan and multidisciplinary effort, housed at the University of Minnesota, to produce and disseminate timely gender-focused analyses of emerging federal policy proposals based on the best insights from scholarly research. We hope it will become an important source of informatio

It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need

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Blog
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It's 2017! Here's What Employees Still Need
Source: 
Medium.com
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Robin Hardman

This week, like many of us, I’m thinking ahead. I’m not much of a believer in New Year’s resolutions, and, in any case, the kinds of things I’m thinking about aren’t in my (sole) power to bring about, so these are more along the lines of wishful thinking. Let’s say they might be what I’d be dreaming of if I were just now blowing out the candles on a birthday cake for the nation:

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Policy Analysis and Recommendations for Indiana

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Report
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Paid Family and Medical Leave: Policy Analysis and Recommendations for Indiana
Source: 
Indiana Institute for Working Families
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Indiana Institute for Working Families

Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief

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Brief
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Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief
Source: 
Center for American Progress
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Ariane Ollier-Malaterre

What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare

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News Article
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What Britain Can Learn from Scandinavia When It Comes to Childcare
Source: 
The Conversation

The Danes do it, the Swedes do it, and even the Norwegians do it, but when it comes to accessible and affordable childcare, Britain lags far behind its northerly neighbours.

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