Federal and state lawmakers are seeking policy solutions to address the child care crisis that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Consistent health coverage plays an important role in helping to stabilize the child care workforce.
The COVID-19 crisis has magnified the threats facing immigrants with low incomes, placing stress on families already challenged by the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement, public charge policies, and other extreme actions on communities of color and immigrants.
Researchers, advocates, policymakers, and government agencies all rely on data to improve the socioeconomic outcomes of working people. Without comprehensive measures, it becomes difficult to gauge the growing challenges facing historically marginalized populations like low-wage workers.