Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
In a political landscape that moves the question of abortion access to the states, NPWF demonstrates the connection between the representation of women and women of color in state legislatures and better policy outcomes for those seeking abortions.
The reproductive health of Black women has long been compromised by interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism. In addition to contending with social and economic drivers of poor health that undermine Black Americans, they have experienced discriminatory health care practices and abuse from slavery to the present.
The Dobbs decision has unique impacts on Latina communities.
La decisión de anular Roe v. Wade ha perjudicado a millones de personas en todo el país, impidiendo su acceso al aborto, alterando su futuro económico y poniendo en riesgo su salud e incluso sus vidas. La decisión de Dobbs tiene impactos únicos en las comunidades Latinas.
For a truly just, equitable program that works for the people who need it the most and is feasible and affordable for small businesses, any paid leave program must be the following five things.
Black women workers are a critical backbone of the economy. As demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic, women were the majority of essential workers who continued to work during the pandemic, providing vital services and sustaining the nation’s economy throughout the public health emergency. Black women disproportionately work in many of these essential roles
Learning Our Lesson: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Showed the Value of a Robust, Permanent Paid Leave Policy
This brief reviews the research and evidence about workers’ and employers’ need for and use of emergency sick and family leave, implementation and enforcement, and the costs and benefits of the program.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a decision that is about access to essential healthcare, but also much more than that. It is, at its core, a decision — deeply rooted in sexism and racism — about the role women and people who can become pregnant play in our society.
Amid the context of widespread discrimination and escalating political attacks, a new analysis of Household Pulse Survey data from the National Partnership for Women & Families sheds light on the economic challenges of LGBTQI+ parents and caregivers of children.
While overall wage gap measures provide important insight, digging deeply into differences by race, industry, occupation and more is critical.
You deserve to be paid fairly. It’s that simple.
Any pregnant person may experience pregnancy discrimination. But because of the ways that racism, sexism and ableism have structured the United States economy, pregnant workers’ need for accommodations — and the harms they may face if unable to access accommodations — can differ significantly. Women and people of color are especially likely to be in jobs that are higher risk and lack adequate health and safety protections.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides one of the most significant investments in the creation of good jobs in recent years. However, without intentional efforts to address occupational segregation in the key industries funded by the law, women could miss out on more than a million jobs in the next decade.
The availability of paid sick days for medication abortion is an essential component of ensuring that people can access care that best suits their needs and preferences, and do so in ways that protect both their health and economic security.
Too often in our country’s history, the ability to take time to care for yourself and others while maintaining your economic security has been predominantly reserved for the white and wealthy few. Yet, it is through providing care for one another that we knit together the bonds of our families and communities.
Gaps in newly-enacted federal coronavirus legislation leave up to 106 million workers nationwide without emergency leave protections, with women and workers of color more likely to be affected.
Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.
Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Abortion Care and Access, a 2018 Report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, finds that a large majority of states have one or more of these â€œbad medicineâ€ laws. Kansas is a key offender.
Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Abortion Care and Access, a 2018 Report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, finds that a large majority of states have one or more of these â€œbad medicineâ€ laws. Oklahoma is a key offender.
Better Together: Policies to Expand Insurance Coverage and Promote Supportive Workplaces Help Families Thrive
A family’s health is inextricably linked to its financial well-being. For many people, being sick, having a chronic condition, or caring for a loved one makes it challenging to remain in the labor force. It is even more challenging when employers fail to provide paid leave and paid sick days making it difficult or impossible for people to take time away from work to get care or treat a serious health issue.