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Family Matters

Man with wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What the FAMILY Act Means for All Americans

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandPaid family and medical leave will help lift our entire economy by providing a vital and earned benefit for workers of every background, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, parental status, age, ability, or income level.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The FAMILY Act: Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

article icon Issue Brief What is the FAMILY Act? Why do Americans need it? What will it cost employers? Answers to your questions on the new paid family and medical leave legislation.

By Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Job Protection Isn’t Enough

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report The ability to access paid parental leave is important to family economic well-being.

By Heather Boushey, Jane Farrell, and John Schmitt | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Gender Pay Gap by Race and Ethnicity

Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn explore the question of whether there is more gender equality among minority men and women than among whites.

By Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 7, 2013

A Woman’s Agenda for the 21st Century

2012 Women for Paid Sick Days Rally article icon Issue Brief We need policies to support women as they work and care for their families.

By Heather Boushey and Jane Farrell | Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

article icon Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Jane Farrell, and Nancy Wu | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Interactive: The Game of Wages

cursor icon Interactive This interactive infographic shows how the gender wage gap manifests itself for two hardworking Americans.

By Jane Farrell | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What Causes the Gender Wage Gap?

Paycheck Fairness ActOn this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.

By Jane Farrell and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Growing Occupations Could Help Decrease the Wage Gap if They Were to Pay a Living Wage

Though women have the majority of jobs in many of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, these industries are also the lowest paying, meaning women will continue to experience wage gaps in coming years unless we address this issue.

By Jane Farrell and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Infographic: Where Are U.S. Women in 2013?

Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

The United States Needs to Guarantee Paid Maternity Leave

Giving our nation’s female workers the right to paid maternity leave will not only benefit our mothers but will also benefit the nation as a whole.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Benefits of Breastfeeding

BreastfeedingWe must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

The United States Is Falling Behind in Paid Leave Policies

Mother and childThe Family and Medical Leave Act was an important step in advancing U.S. family leave policies, but there is still much work to be done.

By Jane Farrell | Tuesday, February 5, 2013