National Partnership for Women & Families

Work & Family

Your family depends on you, and so does your employer. You have to make ends meet both at home and at work. And you need policies that reflect 21st century dynamics. We get it.

It’s time for our nation to show that it values families. All it takes is one major life event — a new baby, a serious illness, losing your job, a family crisis, some unexpected emergency — and everything can unravel. Where’s our economic security?

We’re fighting for you. At the National Partnership, we are proud of our storied history fighting for policies that help you meet the dual demands of work and family.

Other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) started providing  paid maternity leave more than 100 years ago. When will the United States get with the program?

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In the News

Paul Ryan prizes family time, opposes family leave - Politico

“I think it’s very commendable that he’s talking about and recognizing that he needs to spend time with his children,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. “Maybe that’s a welcome step towards having a broad national conversation that we need about the policies that all working families need.” Read More

Blog Post

Paid Leave and The Raising of America

Why do we, as a nation, make it so difficult for our children to thrive? How can we do better? These are the important questions asked in a powerful new film. Read More


Older Adults and Family Caregivers Need Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons why older adults and caregivers need updated workplace policies, especially paid leave. Read More

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