"The costs associated with providing care during the pandemic have also increased for in-home providers by 19%, according to recent research by the National Women’s Law Center and the Center for Law and Social Policy."
Beyond the ever-skyrocketing umemployment numbers are millions of young children whose futures are imperiled by economic insecurity.
Underemployment disproportionately afflicts people who have been historically marginalized and anybody facing barriers to economic security. Using these broader measures, our study finds that 4 in 10 part-time workers prefer more hours of work, compared to wanting the same or fewer hours.
"Parker Gilkesson, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, said some states, relying on outdated and fragile software for their benefits programs, may be reluctant to implement a new system, fearing that resulting website downtime could lead to interruption of SNAP assistance."
Statement from Olivia Golden on House passage of $3 trillion emergency relief package to address the Coronavirus crisis.
"A national push by child care advocates asks for $50 billion to help providers make it through the pandemic, arguing child care is a vital economic necessity. A report by the Center for Law and Social Policy suggests Washington should be allocated more than $830 million."
Statement from Olivia Golden on how the HEROES Act provides needed support—yet also doesn't go far enough.
Unemployment has spiked to over 14 percent for March 2020, with most observers predicting a historic high of 20 percent. Without targeted job creation in communities hardest hit, today's crisis will have a lasting negative impact on workers of color and others.
On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), providing some employees up to 10 paid sick days and up to 12 weeks of family leave (with 10 of the weeks paid), in addition to other cri
"Also, stimulus payments will not count as income for government assistance programs, such as Medicaid or food stamps, though the money could be considered part of your assets if you save it for more than 12 months, said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, director of income and work supports for the Center for Law and Social Policy, an advocacy group."