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Shoebox of Money
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June 26, 2014

One of the central themes of conversations among social workers is recognizing one’s privilege. I quickly realized my privilege on June 16th as the panelists for the discussion on financial literacy for foster youth, organized by the Senate Caucuses on Foster Youth and Financial and Economic Literacy, began to tell...

Immigration Reform Wasn’t the Cause of Cantor’s Loss
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June 26, 2014

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his primary election earlier this month – much to everyone’s surprise – claims that immigration reform was dead were all over the airways. Many pundits pointed to the belief that Rep. Cantor’s support of immigration reform was the cause of his loss,...

Heading to the White House Summit on Working Families
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June 23, 2014

Today the President, First Lady, and Vice President and Mrs. Biden are underscoring the importance of improving the daily lives of millions of working families by participating in the White House Summit on Working Families. The President highlighted the need for workplace policies that meet the most basic family needs...

Head Smacker: Can’t Afford Child Care? You’re Less Likely to Have Paid Leave
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June 23, 2014

63 percent of children in the U.S. live in families where all parents work. But the lower the family’s income, the less likely the parent’s employer is to provide any form of paid leave.  The U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) released a new report, The Economics of Paid and...

Fact of the Week: Unlike Other Wealthy Nations, U.S. Does Not Guarantee Paid Leave
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June 23, 2014

The United States remains the only high-income country that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave. As President Obama said in his June 21 Weekly Address, “Only three countries in the world report that they don’t offer paid maternity leave. Three. And the United States is one of them.”...

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