News

Working parents are reaching their ‘breaking point’ due to the pandemic, and they say national paid parental leave can’t come soon enough

Parents, particularly working mothers, are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Juggling the responsibilities of work with the challenges of childcare has left many feeling burned out, and has caused some women to exit the workforce. There is currently no federally mandated paid parental leave in the US, although some employers […]
Working parents are reaching their ‘breaking point’ due to the pandemic, and they say national paid parental leave can’t come soon enough
Strategy

Finland’s government gifts all new parents a 60-item baby starter kit, and it shows how the country is better than America at ‘harmonious’ capitalism

Annie Fadely is the senior policy and programs associate at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle, and a producer of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. Parents-to-be in Finland look forward to receiving their “baby box” stuffed with 60 essential items, everything from clothes, blankets, and bedding. Besides […]
Finland’s government gifts all new parents a 60-item baby starter kit, and it shows how the country is better than America at ‘harmonious’ capitalism