Child and Family Well-Being
The health of our nation depends upon the health and well-being of our children and families. All families—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make—should have the resources they need to foster healthy development from their child’s earliest years. As a nation of abundance, we can—and must—come together to ensure that all families can raise healthy children by addressing the broader social and economic circumstances that make it difficult for too many families to fulfill their aspirations for their children.
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Paid family leave policies can address racial and socioeconomic disparities, support economic growth, and improve health. Yet the United States is the only country among 41 higher-income nations that does not guarantee any paid leave for new parents or to care for a sick family member. What can be done to advance health equity by guaranteeing universal paid family leave?