Kim Price-Glynn: “A ‘Care’ Agenda Is Essential Policy”

Check out Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban and Community Studies, Kim Price-Glynn's recent article with Mignon Duffy titled "A 'Care' Agenda Is Essential Policy." The article discusses the push for a comprehensive care policy to those in need during the recent pandemic COVID-19.

***Excerpt from Article***

Paid care infrastructure is only one piece of the puzzle. A comprehensive care policy must also include support for unpaid caregivers, including parents, those caring for older adults, individuals with disabilities and others who need short- or long-term care. One key element is a system of paid medical and care leave for all workers that allows all to take time to care for themselves or others without losing wages or losing their jobs. Reforms that provide tax credits and Social Security buy-in for those performing unpaid care are also crucial.

The good news is that many of these provisions are on the table in a way that was unimaginable only one year ago. The prominence of care in the relief package and early appointments to key roles are promising signs that this care agenda is indeed a priority.