Ann O’Leary Addresses Economic Instability of US Families

The Washington Post, Conversations, August 11, 2011 by Ann O’Leary

We need to consider the basic fact that small children need care, as do ailing and elderly family members…. But cuts are cutting programs that provide in-home services to the elderly and child care for low-income workers.  Employers often do not have policies for workers that allow them to take leave when needed to provide critical care.  We can’t think of these two problems in silos, but need to consider them together.