Job quality matters: How our future economic competitiveness hinges on the quality of parents’ jobs

In honor of the White House Summit on Working Families, Alexandra Mitukiewicz and I released a new paper: Being the parent of young children in the United States today is no easy task. Many have to juggle multiple jobs with unpredictable hours—single-parent and two-income families alike—and whether wealthy or poor, the question of childcare is ever present. Only adding to this stress is the growing evidence of the importance of the years between conception and kindergarten for a child’s development. No wonder parents, and particularly mothers given their traditional role as the primary caregiver and increasingly as breadwinner, are so concerned about how to balance work and raise their young children.

via Job quality matters: How our future economic competitiveness hinges on the quality of parents’ jobs | Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

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