The Better Life Lab elevates the conversation around care work to broaden the political and cultural understanding of family. We identify policy, knowledge, and data gaps in access to quality family supports in order to rewire social policy to meet the needs of diverse twenty-first century families.
The New America Care Report and Care Index
In collaboration with Care.com and others, the Better Life Lab developed an index of the cost, quality, and availability of child care in all 50 states and D.C., finding no state does well in all three categories. Our New America Care Report included independent analysis, data visualizations, policy recommendations, and documented real-life experiences of parents and child care providers.
Paid Family Leave: How Much Time is Enough?
The Better Life Lab’s Paid Family Leave project provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence and comparison of leave policies across the United States in response to the question: How much paid family leave is enough? Explore our research brief, timeline, and op-ed comparing infant milestones, maternal health and wellbeing, durations of paid leave, and expert recommendations.