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New Jersey’s Changing Population and Childcare Needs

2022-08-25T09:40:43-04:00

by Sarah F. Small and Debra Lancaster Like many parents in the United States, New Jersey parents have faced some formidable obstacles finding accessible quality childcare. This is particularly true given changes in the childcare landscape during COVID-19, as documented in our recent report. In this research brief, we document regional changes in New Jersey’s [...]

New Jersey’s Changing Population and Childcare Needs2022-08-25T09:40:43-04:00

New Jersey’s Childcare Landscape During COVID-19: A Slow and Uneven Recovery

2022-07-15T11:44:24-04:00

by Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Many New Jersey parents felt the sting of reduced childcare access during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the childcare landscape has not made a recovery that meets the needs of working families and their young children. Our analysis indicates that the childcare workforce remains substantially below its [...]

New Jersey’s Childcare Landscape During COVID-19: A Slow and Uneven Recovery2022-07-15T11:44:24-04:00

Pandemic’s Impact on Women in NJ: Domestic Violence, Access to Healthcare and Housing

2022-05-18T14:59:21-04:00

By Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster With so much economic precarity brought on by the pandemic, many women in New Jersey have been confronted with issues of homelessness and inaccessible healthcare. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Point-In-Time Count data, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in New Jersey actually [...]

Pandemic’s Impact on Women in NJ: Domestic Violence, Access to Healthcare and Housing2022-05-18T14:59:21-04:00

How has COVID Affected Women and Work in New Jersey? Our New Report Investigates

2022-04-26T15:25:01-04:00

Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Women’s work lives have been disrupted in profound ways during COVID-19: in their roles as frontline workers confronting the virus, as caregivers taking on even more unpaid care work at home due to childcare disruptions, and as unemployed workers in sectors hit hardest by business closures during the height of [...]

How has COVID Affected Women and Work in New Jersey? Our New Report Investigates2022-04-26T15:25:01-04:00

COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap in New Jersey

2022-03-24T12:26:49-04:00

With childcare disruptions, deep unemployment, and job changes, women in New Jersey have faced turbulent economic prospects worse than men’s along several dimensions throughout the pandemic. However, New Jersey women are no stranger to economic inequities as the gender wage gap continues to persist. This gap gets particular attention each year on Equal Pay Day. [...]

COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap in New Jersey2022-03-24T12:26:49-04:00

Enhancing Child Tax Credits’ Support of New Jersey’s Neediest Families

2022-03-24T10:42:42-04:00

Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Many New Jersey parents breathed a sigh of relief upon receiving their Child Tax Credit Payments in late 2021. Our new report at the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, finds most low-income parents spent the money on essentials like food, [...]

Enhancing Child Tax Credits’ Support of New Jersey’s Neediest Families2022-03-24T10:42:42-04:00
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