New Orleans public housing apartments five years ago were home to thousands of families.
Major disasters during the last decade have pushed planners and researchers to examine more closely the disparities among those hurt when crises hit. Research suggests that women often suffer disproportionately in comparison to most men when disaster strikes, while the elderly, and people in poverty, are more vulnerable than those with more mobility and those with greater access to resources.
Women across the United States continue to feel the effects of the recession that began at the end of 2007.
The Need for Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees: Adapting to a Changing Workforce-Executive Summary
The federal government, unlike many large private employers, does not provide paid parental leave to its employees.
Public policy efforts to strengthen the early care and education system in the US could benefit by placing greater emphasis on the role that working parents can play.