The impact of universal pre-K in the District of Columbia

– The Center for American Progress has released a report that analysed the impact of universal preschool on mothers in DC. The report found that the maternal labor force participation increased among both low-income and high-income families. (Center for American Progress, 9/26)

Looking within the population of District of Columbia families, this study finds that there are significant differences in maternal labor force participation by marital status, education level, total family income, and race/ethnicity. Increases in maternal labor force participation are driven by both low-income and very-high-income mothers, while middle-income mothers have roughly the same maternal labor force participation as before universal preschool expansion.

Low-income and unmarried women may have increased their labor force participation rates, but many are still unemployed or working part-time. Meanwhile, among high-income families, about 88 percent of mothers with young children were employed—a rate that is comparable to that of fathers of all income levels with young children.

– DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman to Introduce Initiative 77 Compromise Tuesday (WCP, 9/28)

WRAG COMMUNITY | In this announcement, WRAG’s Board of Directors provide an update on the search for the next president of WRAG. (Daily, 10/1)

LGBTQIA RIGHTS | A new report found that bisexual individuals are more likely to be unemployed and relying on public benefits than their straight counterparts. (Metro Weekly, 9/27)

IMMIGRATION | How the US government is targeting Chinese immigrants who have been granted asylum. (NPR, 9/28)

BUSINESSNew laws: Gun restrictions in Maryland, tax hikes in D.C. (WaPo, 9/30)

NONPROFITS | In this article, the Chronicle of Philanthropy asked individuals who are experienced in corporate-nonprofit partnerships for advice on how best to support each other. (Chronicle, 9/5 – Subscription needed)

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