This report provides an updated look at the employment situation of working mothers with children under 18 years old, and examines the impact of the recession on their participation in the labor market using unpublished data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Council of Economic Advisors developed a multifaceted analysis indicating that the Recovery Act (ARRA) has played an essential role in changing the trajectory of the economy. It has raised the level of GDP substantially in its first full year of existence and has saved or created between 2.2 and 2.3 million jobs as of the first quarter of 2010. The tax relief and income support provisions of the ARRA alone account for roughly half of the beneficial employment effects.
This report presents findings from surveys Eileen Applebaum and Ruth Milkman conducted in 2009 and 2010 of 253 employers and 500 individuals about their experiences with the California Paid Family Leave program and concludes with policy recommendations.