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Public Solutions: Why Equal Pay and Family-Friendly Policies Aren’t Enough and What Should Be Done Instead

Mariko Lin Chang

in Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367690
eISBN:
9780199944101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains why equal pay and family-friendly policies cannot close the gender wealth gap. Instead, it argues the need for new policies that address the two primary causes of the gender ... More


Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book documents the history and impact of California's paid family leave program, the first of its kind in the United States. The book analyzes the effect of the state's landmark paid family ... More


Class Disparities, Market Fundamentalism, and Work–Family Policy: Lessons from California

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines class disparities in existing access to work–family support in the context of market fundamentalism. It begins with a discussion of class disparities in time use and access to ... More


The Politics of Family Leave, Past and Present

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyzes the politics of family leave. Political alignments on such topics are highly predictable, with most Republican elected officials and business lobbyists consistently opposing ... More


Introduction: The Case for Paid Family Leave

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter provides a background of California's paid family leave (PFL) program. Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has guaranteed unpaid job-protected leaves ... More


Paid Family Leave and California Business

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter turns to the impact of the paid family leave (PFL) program on employers. Companies have easily adapted to the implementation of PFL over the past decade, and their widely voiced concerns ... More


The Reproduction of Inequality

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter assesses some limitations of the paid family leave (PFL) program's effectiveness. Awareness of PFL remains extremely limited among Californians. Although support for the idea of PFL is ... More


Challenges of Legislative Implementation

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how the paid family leave (PFL) program has functioned over the past decade, reviewing the details of the program's operation and presenting data on the ways in which California ... More


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