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Of 4 Family Policies in Democrats’ Bill, Which Deserves Priority?

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But others said they would rather the money go directly to child care or pre-K because it would help mothers work. “I’m always very sensitive to policies that even unintentionally discourage mothers’ labor force participation,” said Barbara Risman, a sociologist at the University of Illinois, Chicago. “In the long run, those families will have fewer resources if the mothers have lower earning potentials.”Reasons given for choosing the child credit“It does the most to empower families to do what they think is best for their families.” — H. Luke Shaefer, professor of social justice and social policy, University of Michigan“We have pretty unambiguous evidence that more financial resources for families with young kids has important and lasting impacts.” — Maya Rossin-Sl …

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