Texas ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to women and children 17 and younger living without health insurance.
Our state trails only Florida and North Carolina in the number of children on waiting lists for state child-care assistance.
It’s also one of 19 states, including Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, without laws guaranteeing job protection or benefits for new parents working in the private sector.
Those statistics and a host of other dismal numbers will direct the conversations at a free one-day symposium on family-friendly policies in Texas on Nov. 14 at the University of Houston.
- Family-friendly policies are getting a push, from the Houston Chronicle2
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