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.
Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Asian American Women and Their Families
Closing the wage gap will bring more Asian American women into leadership positions, give equal opportunity to immigrant women, and bring positive change to all of our communities.
Top 10 Numbers that Show Why Pay Equity Matters to African American Women and Their Families
Pay equity is not only necessary to promote a just workforce in the long run; it is also needed for the immediate benefit of the children and families of these hardworking women.
Top 10 Numbers That Show Why Pay Equity Matters to Native American Women and Their Families
As the fight to close the gender wage gap continues, it is imperative to pay attention to the needs of Native American women and their families, and ensure that they truly have equal access to health care, education, and a respectable standard of living.
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.
Jobs Numbers Show Sharp Cuts in Hiring
Government cutbacks have already been slowing our nation’s economic growth and are now actively pulling employment downward, but the worst may be yet to come.
The High Cost of Youth Unemployment
Issue Brief The economic consequences of high youth unemployment are enduring, and failing to employ young people today will result in lost earnings, greater costs, and slower economic growth tomorrow.