By Danielle Paquette
Jeffrey Hayes, program director of job quality and income security at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research , questioned the effectiveness of IWF’s proposal, saying more attention should be paid to young parents with the least financial security. Some work part time or for small firms that supply no benefits. Others carry thousands of dollars in student debt.
“Pregnancy tends to happen early in the life course,” Hayes said. “You don’t have time to build up much money.”
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