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Families 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?
November 29, 2016
A profound sense of hope and despair haunts John Edgar Wideman’s new work of nonfiction.
September 28, 2016
6.8 Million Teenagers Are Food-Insecure
Young adults are increasingly victims of a failing economy that is leaving them starving.
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.
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August 8, 2016
The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today
Just as past public policies created the racial wealth gap, current policy widens
August 2, 2016
Demand That Politicians Fight to Get Women a Raise
The Economic Policy Institute has released a plan to close the gender wage gap.
July 13, 2016
Diapers, and Welfare Policy, Need Changing in Washington
Helping low-income families address one of the messiest aspects of early childhood is Congress’s duty.
May 24, 2016
Progressive Women Are Running for Office All Over the Country
The anti-Trump candidacies of Teachout, Jayapal, and Flores should serve as a reminder that, as important as the presidency is, the White House is not the only thing at stake in 2016.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 29, 2016
No Plumbing, No Protection: The Story of Milwaukee’s Evicted
Many of the worst symptoms of American poverty are rooted in the instability brought on by eviction, according to a new book by sociologist Matthew Desmond.