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Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Women in Leadership: An Interview with Ella Bell

We need to do more to include women from all backgrounds in discussions about work and leadership.

By Judith Warner | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Working mom

The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

book_alt2 icon Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.

By Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women population

Fact Sheet: The Women’s Leadership Gap

article icon Fact Sheet Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Women Senators

Women’s Leadership

book_alt2 icon Report There is a silver lining to exclusion: Women, long outsiders, have had no choice but to think, act, and lead in out-of-the-box ways. That is why they are now poised to change our institutions for the better.

By Judith Warner | Friday, March 7, 2014

Donna Edwards

Why We Need a Political Leadership Pipeline for Women of Color

As women of color grow in number, we need more of them in elected office.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Friday, March 7, 2014

reproductive rights, family planning, low-income

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

Women need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

Man with wheelchair

Family Matters

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

The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty

Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Contraception mandate

It’s About Women’s Health and Rights

Misleading news stories over the past week exaggerated the scope of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent action. What the Court decides this spring, however, may affect millions of women.

By Donna Barry | Monday, January 13, 2014

10 Things You Can Do to Power a Woman’s Nation

Ten steps you can take to help women push back from the brink.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Preface to The Shriver Report

CAP President Neera Tanden introduces The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.

By Neera Tanden | Sunday, January 12, 2014

Kristeen Rogers

The Shriver Report Executive Summary

book_alt2 icon Report One in three American women is living at or near the brink of poverty. This Shriver Report studies the profound change in the makeup of American families, and the failure of government, business, and other cultural institutions to adapt to this change.

By Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress | Sunday, January 12, 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

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