Whose Issues Are They? The Politics of Work, Childcare and Family in an Election Year

Childcare is one driver of economic insecurity for many Americans. Issues that political observers long considered "women's issues" – including child care, paid leave, and equal pay – are now being recognized as economic issues that affect all families. What is driving this shift? How are candidates and policymakers framing their agendas to include them? How are political platforms shifting to include work and family issues under broader messages about economic opportunity? 

 

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