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Questions for Political Candidates

Questions for Political Candidates

Millions of Americans are taking care of children, parents, and sick or disabled family members. This is a major source of stress, poverty, and income insecurity. There is one thing most voters agree on: families deserve more support from employers and government policy. Americans want – and need – policies that support care work. We must recruit and support candidates who will vote for these policies on the national, state, and local levels.

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Children

Children – the Nation's Best Investment

CPS's Social Wealth Economic Indicators show the urgent need for investing in family care and early childhood education -- and the enormous economic benefits of doing so.

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Caring Policies Benefit Fathers

Caring Policies Benefit Fathers

Many men today are ready to change the out-dated view of care as “women’s work” – care work done by men is enormously productive, yielding invaluable benefits to families – and our nation’s economy.

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Women’s Empowerment Sparks Economic Success

Women's Empowerment Sparks Economic Success

CPS’ Social Wealth Economic Indicators demonstrate that the status of women is a powerful predictor of both national economic success and a higher quality of life for all.

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Capitalism and Care: Can They Be Partners?

Capitalism and Care: Can They Be Partners?

Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs) corroborate that prioritizing support for caregiving and early education will radically reduce poverty and improve our quality of life – and is good for businesses and key to U.S. economic competitiveness. SWEIs show where the U.S. lags compared to other developed nations in human capacities (abilities needed for individual, business, and social advancement) and the need for us to invest in developing them.

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Care Crisis Means Big Trouble for the Economy and Women

Care Crisis Means Big Trouble for the Economy and Women

The United States faces a crisis of care that will rapidly worsen. Our aging population creates an exploding need for care, while fewer people are available to provide it. This “perfect storm” of challenges sets the stage for increased suffering, declining household financial security, and a downward drag on the economy. Everyone will feel the pinch. With so many people (mostly women) over 50 diverting their time and energy from paid work to family care needs, estimators believe the economy will lose $3 trillion in lost wages and pension benefits.i

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