THE IMPACT OF INADEQUATE CAREGIVING SUPPORT ON WOMEN'S HOUSING INSTABILITY
In collaboration with the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, drafted a report on the The Impact of Inadequate Caregiving Support on Women’s Housing Stability.
Historically, the social, economic, and professional burden of caring for children, elders, and people with disabilities falls predominantly on women. Without adequate caregiving support, such as public early education and childcare, caregivers cannot seek or keep gainful employment or attend trainings or otherwise further their education to enhance their earning potential. This is particularly strenuous for mothers who are their children’s sole caregivers, oftentimes resulting in housing instability and/or homelessness.
This report analyzes the gaps in caregiving support in the U.S. and Florida specifically, relevant human rights standards, and comparative good practices that may be useful for the U.S. or Florida to adopt.
Floridians who do not even have unpaid leave
U.S. who workers do not have paid leave.