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U.S. Care Infrastructure: From Promise to Reality (3/4, with IWPR)

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On Friday, March 4th at 1:00 EST, we will be joining the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the American University Program on Gender Analysis in Economics, and the Carework Network for a panel as part of their conference, U.S. Care Infrastructure: From Promise to Reality.

The panel, titled Ensuring Racial Equity in Paid Family and Medical Leave, will discuss paid leave’s interconnectedness with racial equity when it comes to health disparities such as the Black maternal mortality rate, the racialized history of caregiving in this country, and economic inequality as we seek to understand how race and structural racism affect access to and need for permanent paid leave protections. Discussion topics include structure of benefits and durations, needs and uses of leave such as caregiving needs, including the definition of “family” and time needed, job security and experiences of retaliation for people of color, and how having or not having paid leave impacts workers and families, their health and financial outcomes.

Watch this event below.

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