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Even With the FAMILY Act, Many Families Would Continue to Struggle

The Congressional Budget Office's new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.

Slowly, real efforts to transform the false work-family dichotomy are emerging, both through legislation as well as through employer initiatives. Programs like paid family leave and on-site child care can help working families over the long haul—yet it is rare to find either offered to low-wage workers in this country.

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FAMILY Act Would Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave for All Workers

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (at the podium) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (to her left) announcing the introduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act Thursday.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduced new legislation Thursday to create a national family and medical leave insurance program.

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U.S. Culture and Policy to Dads: Your Place Is in the Office

When work culture and public policy fail to support men’s involvement in the domestic sphere, how can anyone "have it all"?

When work culture and public policy fail to support men’s involvement in the domestic sphere, how can anyone “have it all”?

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The Connection Between Roe v. Wade and “Feminist Pork”

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Some of the most vehement opponents of abortion are also against economic policies that can help struggling families, like paid family leave.

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Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer (UPDATED)

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy.  Today’s example is Congressman Mark Souder. 

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Got Breast Milk? First We Need Equity

The results of a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics shows breastfeeding can save money and lives. But along with facts and figures, we need rights and equality to increase breastfeeding rates in the U.S.

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A National Conversation On Flexible Workplaces

The White House Council on Women and Girls hosted the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility today to “begin an urgently needed, national conversation” on a series of workplace flexibility issues that affect most Americans in the labor force today.

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Motherhood: Canada’s New Glass Ceiling?

When it comes to motherhood, Canada may offer some benefits and social programs that American mothers envy, but not still not enough to make having children accessible to all women.

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Pro-(Controlling Your) Life

What does it mean to be pro-life? The “momScore” may shed some light.

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