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7 Actions that Could Shrink the Gender Wage Gap

A waitress carries food article icon Fact Sheet The gender wage gap has not seen real movement since 2007, but seven actions could help change that.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Milia Fisher, and Emily Baxter | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Breadwinning Mothers, Then and Now

Mother and children book_alt2 icon Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Friday, June 20, 2014

Explaining the Gender Wage Gap

President Barack Obama signs executive actions article icon Issue Brief Critics complain that estimates of the gender wage gap are inaccurate oversimplifications. In reality, the statistic that women earn 77 cents to the male dollar reflects real structural barriers to equality deserving of attention.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, May 19, 2014

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

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Emily Baxter | Thursday, December 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

The Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Of the more than 500 occupations surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women on average earn more than men in just seven professions and earn less than men in all other jobs.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Nancy Wu | Tuesday, April 9, 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

Ensuring Low-Wage Workers Also 'Benefit' from Benefits

While the Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step to help workers manage their commitments to both their employers and their families, there is still work to be done, especially for low-wage workers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Heather Boushey | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our Working Nation in 2013

Prince family book_alt2 icon Report As President Obama enters his second term and as the 113th Congress convenes, this re-release of “Our Working Nation” takes a new look at how we can update our workplace policies to fully include women and men who combine work with family care.

By Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, February 5, 2013