Five Family Friendly Policies

Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): John Goodman; Terry Neese

Research Area: Labor; Social conditions

Keywords: Family Benefits; Family

Type: Report


The most significant economic and sociological change of the past half-century has been the entry of women into the labor market. Public policies that govern the workplace have not kept pace with this demographic shift, however. For the most part, tax law, labor law and employee benefits law were designed decades ago on the assumption that the typical household would have a full-time working husband and a homemaker wife.