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A recent proposal would allow new parents to trade future Social Security benefits for a few months of paid leave.
America's aging population is linked to a growing need among family caregivers for paid family leave.
Policies intended to improve families’ economic security often don’t consider the needs of parents and their children together.
The president’s budget includes a proposal to provide working parents six weeks of paid leave after childbirth or adoption.
Fathers can contribute more than money to their children’s well-being.
Millions of working parents qualify for food, medical, and child care assistance, but accessing these supports can be difficult.
These policies may hurt the very children they should be helping.
We are shortchanging the very children who most need a strong start and the parents who are working hard to give their children a better life.
Current enforcement methods can hinder fathers' ability to find work and save money, and failure to pay can lead to incarceration. That cycle hurts kids too.

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