What Is the Future of Paid Parental Leave in America?
The U.S. has a rough track record with how it treats new parents, but there are reasons to believe that this could soon be a thing of the past.
What's Medicaid Got to Do With Early Childhood Development?
Two recent independent reports argue that Medicaid and CHIP could be effectively leveraged to improve early childhood for the 45 percent of American children served by these programs.
A Small Banking Group Is Helping Kenyan Women Gain Financial Security
A savings and loan group that began in a Nairobi slum gives members economic empowerment, access to childcare, and education for their children.
D.C.'s Universal Preschool Program Has Been Hugely Beneficial for Moms—and the Economy
Once preschool was made free, maternal labor force participation increased.
Viewfinder: After Becoming the Second Head of State to Give Birth While in Office, New Zealand's Prime Minister Brings Her Newborn to the U.N.
In June, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, became only the second head of state in modern history to give birth while in office.
Addressing the Technical, Political, and Religious Concerns of Human Milk Banks
Breast milk offers better nutrition than formula to infants who cannot access their mother's milk. But centers have proliferated, raising other concerns.
Why Requiring Daycare Workers to Head Back to School Hurts the Working Class
Education wonks have an idea to make daycare better; it makes life for the workers who rely on daycare employment a lot worse.
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents
The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.
Why Most Men Think They're Over-Working as Parents When, Quantitatively, This Isn't True
Men constantly over-estimate their performance in the areas of household work and childcare (and just about everything else too) because society congratulates them for doing these things at all.