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Family Leave for Lower-Income Working Families

Low-income families face unique challenges that may influence how they use family leave and related supports to maintain employment while caring for their families.  Consistent with the President’s executive order on economic mobility, which aims to improve employment outcomes and economic independence and address the challenges of populations that may particularly struggle to find and maintain employment, ASPE has produced a series of analyses considering how to make family leave and related policies most effective for lower income working families.

ASPE has also produced several analyses on child care and the Child Care and Development Fund, another key work support for low-income families, which may be accessed here.