Hanging by a Thread: Los Angeles Garment Workers’ Struggle to Access Quality Care for their Children

Garment Worker Center, Research Action Design, UCLA Labor Center


The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of child care demands on low-wage workers in the garment industry, in order to inform policy makers and the public about the needs of low-income working families. Workers’ responses offer a glimpse into the difficult choices working parents, particularly immigrant women, face as they attempt to care for their children and earn a living in the shadows of the 21st century global economy.


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