Monthly Archives: March 2002

Washington State Health Facts

Health Care

Fact Sheet | March 1, 2002

The number of uninsured in Washington is unacceptable 1 in every 7 Washington residents does not have any health insurance. 65% of these uninsured are from working families. 10% of Washington kids under 18 do not have health insurance. Only 73% of kids between 19-35 months have received their standard immuniz

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

A Fair Deal at Work Early Learning Educational Opportunity Health Care

Issue Brief | Jen Brown | March 1, 2002

Quality early learning and care programs are dependent on the consistency and educational achievement of child care staff. High staff turnover resulting from low wages and few benefits negatively impacts the quality of early childhood learning and care. Making affordable health care insurance available to chi

Social Security and Public Opinion

A Fair Deal at Work Retirement Security Social Security

Report | Marilyn Watkins | March 1, 2002

While Washington residents initially support restructuring Social Security to a system of private accounts, they change their opinion when they learn about the loss of guaranteed benefits and the costs of transition. 57% favor maintaining the current Social Security system. Adults between the ages of 25 and 6

Early Learning And Public Opinion

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Fact Sheet | March 1, 2002

Key Findings A strong majority of voters support greater state and local government focus on early childhood development and education efforts: 80% favor changing the focus of child care to an early childhood education environment by raising standards for child care workers, providing money for training and p

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Report | Jen Brown | March 1, 2002

Key Findings Quality early learning and care programs are dependent on the consistency and educational achievement of child care staff. High staff turnover resulting from low wages and few benefits negatively impacts the quality of early childhood learning and care. Making affordable health care insurance ava

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