Trickle-Up Economics: The Macroeconomic Impact of Investing in Care Work

Trickle-Up Economics: The Macroeconomic Impact of Investing in Care Work

The Biden-Harris administration’s proposed investment in care infrastructure would benefit caregivers, those who receive care—and the country’s bottom line.

Investing in the care workforce has both the intangible human benefits of a well-cared-for society, as well as the dollars-and-cents benefit of generating increased economic activity.

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  • A Devastating Supreme Court Decision on Sexual Assault Shows Why the U.S. Needs the ERA Now

    When she was a college freshman in 1994, Christy Brzonkala was gang-raped by two students at Virginia Tech. Brzonkala turned to a law newly passed called the Violence Against Women Act—and her case made it to the Supreme Court, where women’s right to equal protection from violence ultimately died.

    When passed, the Equal Rights Amendment would spark Congress to enact new laws on gender violence, including redrafting the Violence Against Women Act civil rights remedy, and chart a path to overturn Brzonkala’s devastating decision.

    A Devastating Supreme Court Decision on Sexual Assault Shows Why the U.S. Needs the ERA Now