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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
March 14, 2017
Trump’s Childcare Plan Will Only Help the Rich
What kind of childcare plan gives the majority of its funding to families making over $100,000 a year?
February 24, 2017
Patients Treated by Women Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated by Men
So why are women doctors still paid less than their male counterparts?
November 23, 2016
Victories on Minimum Wage and Child Care Went Unnoticed After Election Day
Trump’s victory was a setback for women, but they made strides on some issues vital to gender equality.
October 14, 2016
Clinton’s New Anti-Poverty Proposal Is Great, but There’s a Catch
Poor families stand to gain a lot—if they earn formal wages.
September 21, 2016
Trump’s Terrible, No-Good Solution for Gender Inequality in the Workplace
To center the childcare debate around tax breaks and minimal subsidies is insulting to all working women.
September 14, 2016
Donald Trump’s Plans to Help Women Are Ridiculously Regressive
Funding for “maternity leave,” plus a child-care tax credit that favors the rich, are programs targeted at the well-off white women who are abandoning the GOP.
June 24, 2016
Inequality Is Even Seeping Into Preschool Classrooms
Education disparities start early.
May 20, 2016
Without More Even Investment, Universal Pre-K Won’t Be Universal
When pre-K teachers at community centers typically make $27,000 less than public elementary-school teachers, how can we expect quality early-childhood education?
May 5, 2016
Letters From the May 23-30, 2016, Issue
Childbearing vs. child-rearing… Lost in translation?…
April 12, 2016
You Either Work or You Go to Jail
Parole and probation are trapping former prisoners in debt, forcing them to work to avoid getting locked up.