Labor Day 2021 will look very different for millions of working mothers than it did last year. Is declining women’s labor force participation due to the pandemic still really a problem? Do we expect more women to return to work when schools fully reopen? Tune in to the policy discussion moderated by Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at Independent Women’s Forum, to find out the answers to these questions and more.

Resources from the discussion

NeW Op-ed: Amid Lockdowns, Their Children Brought These Mothers Joy And A New Way Of Life

NeW Op-ed: This is no time for a feminist reordering of the economy


Heritage Congressional Testimony: The Role of Childcare in an Equitable Post-Pandemic Economy

Heritage Report: Why President Biden’s Government Solutions Would Actually Weaken the Infrastructure of American Families

Heritage/IWF Op-Ed: The Unintended Consequences of the American Families Plan

AEI Report: Childcare and the Pandemic

AEI Blog: Biden’s Plan Backtracks on Childcare

AEI Blog: Childcare Not to Blame for Employment Troubles

AEI Statement on Childcare Policy

IWF Blog: Two Truths and a Lie: The Return on Investment of Government’s Childcare Subsidies 

Paid Leave

AEI Blog: Paid Leave During the Pandemic

AEI Report: Does the US Need a Paid Leave Law After the Pandemic

AEI Report: Designing a Paid Leave Policy to Support Our Most Vulnerable Workers

Heritage Report: The Fiscal Effects of a Federal Paid Family Leave Program, Yet Another Unfunded Entitlement

Heritage Report: Americans Want a National Paid Family Leave Program—But Not If They Have to Pay For It: New Survey

IWF Report: Avoiding Paid Leave Pitfalls

IWF Resource Center: Earned Leave Plan


IWF One-Pager: Takeaways: The PRO Act

IWF Op-ed: Women’s Workplace Gains will Suffer Under the PRO Act

NeW Op-ed: California needs to reform nurse licensing requirements