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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
July 16, 2021
How Capitalism Invented the Care Economy
This is what’s missing from the new conversation about care work.
June 10, 2021
There Is No Crisis of Laziness
Republicans seem determined to make workers so financially desperate that they’ll labor for whatever pay employers deign to offer.
May 14, 2021
Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave?
Biden’s big proposals are popular, even with Republicans. So to oppose them, GOP leaders aren’t looking at the future; they’re looking way back.
April 30, 2021
Joe Biden Wants to Transform Care Work in America
We must start by viewing care work as an essential component not just of the economy but of life itself.
February 26, 2021
The Pandemic Tested Our Social Safety Net. It Failed.
The Covid-19 crisis has illuminated the myriad ways in which the US has failed its workers.
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February 17, 2021
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Even though child care is vital to the economic recovery, several states aren’t granting child care workers priority access to the vaccine.
January 7, 2021
Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women
When money is tight and time is tighter, the basic structure of male supremacy shows itself to be remarkably intact.
January 4, 2021
The Pandemic Offers a Chance to Reimagine Caregiving
To build back better, Biden’s administration should focus on one of this country’s fastest-growing occupations: home care work.
November 6, 2020
Portland Reelected ‘Tear Gas Ted’—but Still Wants Police Reform
Portland’s protest movement couldn’t oust Mayor Ted Wheeler, but the city overwhelmingly voted to create a new police oversight board.
October 26, 2020
Lack of Paid Leave Makes Our Economy So Fragile: A Q&A With Heather Boushey
The economist predicted that America would be hit harder than our peers by the Covid pandemic because we don’t have national paid leave.