Urging Family Policies to Focus on Fathers of Color
With Father’s Day right around the corner, policymakers should focus on implementing ideas that can help fathers of color and low-income fathers improve their and their families’ lives.
America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth
Issue Brief Lawmakers must acknowledge the magnitude of America’s youth-unemployment crisis or face long-term economic fallout.
Working Toward Shared Prosperity Through Just Jobs: 6 Points of Action
A recent conference organized by the Just Jobs Network in New Delhi focused on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: how to create good jobs to drive employment-based, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.
Just Jobs Index 2013
Report The Just Jobs Index assesses the nature and extent of fair jobs at a country level and creates a vivid picture of work opportunities, income and employment security, and equality of treatment and working conditions.
Video Series: Unions Make the Middle Class
Video The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.
A Stronger Middle Class Leads to More Investment in Postsecondary Education
The rise in U.S. income inequality and the decline of the American middle class have skewed public policy toward the wishes of the rich and contributed to underinvestment in higher education.
The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers
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.
Report American society has consistently failed to adapt to the heightened demands placed upon its families and, in particular, on women.
Top 6 Policies to Help the Middle Class that Won’t Cost Taxpayers a Penny
There are a number of things that policymakers can do to strengthen the middle class that won't require any additional expenditures.
Interactive: The Game of Wages
Interactive This interactive infographic shows how the gender wage gap manifests itself for two hardworking Americans.
How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color
Issue Brief With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.
What Causes the Gender Wage Gap?
On this year’s Equal Pay Day, it is important to understand why the gender wage gap exists.
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.
Unequal Pay Day for Immigrant Women
Charts Numbers show that immigrant women are disproportionally impacted by unequal pay.
Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Latina Women and Their Families
As Latinas continue to comprise a growing share of our nation’s population, we must continue to push forward the importance of pay equity.