For a true recovery, lawmakers must upgrade America’s care infrastructure
By Hannah Matthews and Sade Moonsammy
It’s no surprise why women’s employment plummeted during the pandemic — and no mystery what’s needed to fix it. The problem is our nation’s shameful lack of paid leave and affordable, high-quality child care. Fortunately, the solution is also obvious: A comprehensive federal policy of paid family and medical leave and a substantial investment to make child care dependable, accessible and sustainable for those who provide it.
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