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The cost of high- quality children care is high. Even CCDBG provides support of child care, few people can access to it. The government should expand their investment in child care and increase professional development opportunities for child care and early learning workforce.
Childcare produces tremendous benefits for the child, the family, and society, but is currently undervalued by policy makers. Women employed in the childcare industry are living just above the poverty line. The government can increase childcare funding, improving pay of people working for childcare, and improve childcare provider's compensation.
Women are the mostly likely to be engaged in low- wage jobs. Childcare is limited by high costs, provider accessibility, lack of stable care, lack of information, and eligibility concerns. Workers report scheduling problems to be a particularly big issue. This report recommends governments provide a greater investment in childcare assistance and raise the minimum wage for workers.
This report finds that girls of color are more likely to be suspended from school. This results in them losing interest in class, lower grades, behavior problems, mistrust of adults, and increased risk of ending up in the juvenile justice system.
This report finds incidence of harassment in the workplaces to be high. The government should extend protections to more employees, strengthen their ability to hold individual harassers accountable, redress harm to victims, restrict secrecy, and restore victims' voices.
Many families are facing poverty. Women of color, immigrant women are more likely be involved in low-wage jobs. This results in a lack of time for caregiving, lack of paid leave, increased stress, and higher rights of behavioral problem for their children. This report shows how policy makers are helpomg low-wage families, improving their quality of life and improving their children's education.
Half of the nation's public high school are either mostly white students or mostly minority students. Heavy minority school has large female opportunity gaps compared to white schools, in particular in areas like school sports. Policymakers should increase their effort to ensure equal opportunities to secure the advantages with play sports.
Women of color are severely underrepresented in construction jobs and apprenticeships. More participation in high-wage and high-skill construction jobs is important to their economic security. It also shows the growth of construction. The policymakers should support women to overcome their barriers to construction field.
This report documents the issues face by women in the the low-wage workforce. Women make up large portion of the low-wage workforce. Given their low-wages women need to work year around with a high work load. Women with college degrees, age over 50, and from minority group are more likely to be low wage compare to men with same conditions.
The report lists the data analyzed by the state on payment rates for children care. The key findings are only a few states' paid the correct rate and tiered rates are higher than the recommendation level. More support and funding should be placed on children care by the government