We are deeply grateful to the Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for funding this research. Thanks also to Lita Brown and her colleagues at National Research, who fielded the survey for us, and to John Schmitt who provided invaluable and frequent advice on the data analysis. The project also was greatly improved by the excellent input we received from Vicki Shabo at the National Partnership for Women and Families, Wendy Chun-Hoon at Family Values at Work, Jodie Levin-Epstein and Liz Ben-Ishai at CLASP, Sarah Jane Glynn at the Center for American Progress, Barbara Gault at the Institute for
Women’s Policy Research, Lindsay Farrell and Kennard Ray at Working Families, Carolyn
Boldiston at the Fiscal Policy Institute, Vicky Lovell (former Study Director at IWPR), Ben Geyerhahn (then at Small Business Majority), Sherry Leiwant at A Better Balance, and Jane Waldfogel at Columbia University. Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress provided valuable feedback on an early draft of this report.