Biden himself has been a single parent and knows how difficult it is to raise a family. Women overwhelmingly take on the responsibilities of caring for their families. Only one in six American workers typically has access to paid family leave if they need it. Individuals from ethnic minority groups are even less likely to be able to take paid leave. When parents are forced to choose between their jobs and caregiving, the economic cost is large. The lack of family friendly policies is causing many women to leave the workforce completely. Biden will expand access to affordable care for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. His administration will also provide paid leave and other important workplace benefits and protections, reducing the strain on women to provide these things.