The Uneven Path 2020

Economic insecurity is at the root cause of many problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Work support programs such as subsidized child care, when well-funded, provide vital support for families not earning adequate income. In the 2020 Uneven Path, we review the status of these programs and provide information about two professions in which women comprise the majority of the workforce: child care, and caregiving (certified nursing assistants, home health workers, and others). This report demonstrates that from 2009 to present there has been some progress in strengthening programs that women and children rely on, but much more remains to be done.

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