Time to Flourish: Protecting Families' Time to Work and Care
By Rachel Anderson and Katelyn Beaty
This new report from Families Valued and the Center for Public Justice explores the topic of time as it relates to family life and family stress.
Principles for Family-Supportive Policies
Many choices remain for those seeking to design and implement family-supportive policies in each sphere. The Center for Public Justice offers these principles that can serve as guideposts in the design of both public policy and workplace practices. To learn more, please refer to “Time to Flourish: Protecting Families’ Time for Work and Care” (July 2018).
What Justice Requires: Paid Family Leave
By Chelsea Maxwell and Jenny Hyde
For the majority of Americans who do not have paid family leave, the unfortunate dilemma of having to choose between economic stability or time with one’s family, the place where children are nurtured and grow, is all too common. The need for strong paid family leave policies in the United States, particularly for low-income families, is a public justice matter that deserves our attention. Understanding God’s design, desire, and love for families is imperative for addressing this policy question.
This report examines the current landscape for paid family leave policies and articulates public justice principles for considering various options. It outlines the right roles and responsibilities that institutions like government, the church, and businesses must fulfill for upholding the dignity of families, and it provides clear examples of ways that citizens can work for stronger paid family leave policies. By supporting robust paid family leave policies, we can strengthen families and honor God in doing so.