Brookings: Rethinking the Economics of Child Care and Paid Leave: Policies to Protect Workers and Families (Webcast)
May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookings is hosting a webcast on Rethinking the Economics of Child Care and Paid Leave: Policies to Protect Workers and Families on Wednesday, May 12th, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.
The COVID-19 recession has highlighted the critical importance of access to paid leave and to child care for households, businesses, and the broader economy. For those without access to paid leave and child care — more often low-income families, part-time workers, and single parents — evidence from before and during the pandemic points to worse health and education outcomes, enormous strain on financial resources, and reduced participation in the labor force. New commitments to make paid family and medical leave and high-quality child care accessible and affordable will be required to ensure our nation’s economic recovery is broadly shared.
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast examining reforms to federal policies around paid family and sick leave and early childhood education and care. The webcast will feature framing remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.
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