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The Gender Wage Gap Double Whammy

Sarah Jane Glynn details the damage inflicted on women’s lifetime earnings by the gender wage gap and shows how paid family and medical leave can help solve the problem.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Health Insurance Compensation Gap

article icon Issue Brief Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal explain the gender gap in health care coverage and how the Affordable Care Act will lessen that divide.

By Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 16, 2012

Infographic: The Gender Pay Gap

Matt Separa considers what women and their families could do with the money they lose to the gender pay gap.

By Matt Separa | Monday, April 16, 2012

Pay Equity and Single Mothers of Color

Sophia Kerby argues that wage and wealth disparities that hurt women of color also hurts the country’s economy.

By Sophia Kerby | Monday, April 16, 2012

Unequal Pay Day for Black and Latina Women

Julie Ajinkya presents the basic facts about the deep pay inequality facing so many women of color in our economy today.

By Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn on how providing paid family and medical leave helps keep people employed.

By Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Protecting Workers and Their Families with Paid Family Leave and Caregiving Credits

book_alt2 icon Report Ann O'Leary explains how updating Social Security can help the program meet its original goal of providing economic security to families as a whole.

By Ann O'Leary | Thursday, April 12, 2012

The ‘Man-covery’

Heather Boushey says we need to focus on jobs for women, who saw high losses during the recession in state and local government budget cuts.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, March 9, 2012

Interactive Map: Women Provide for Their Families

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map shows that over half of families in almost every state rely on a woman as the primary breadwinner or co-breadwinner.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our Working Nation

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary on how working women are reshaping America’s families and economy and what it means for policymakers.

By Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary | Monday, March 8, 2010

Social Security Cares 101

article icon Issue Brief On the anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Heather Boushey provides background on FMLA and outlines a strategy for providing paid family leave through Social Security.

By Heather Boushey | Friday, February 5, 2010

The Three Faces of Work-Family Conflict

book_alt2 icon Report The poor, the professionals, and the missing middle need policies that allow them to achieve the American Dream, write Heather Boushey and Joan C. Williams in this report.

By Joan C. Williams and Heather Boushey | Monday, January 25, 2010

The Shriver Report

book_alt2 icon Report Women as half of all workers changes everything, and is the key piece to understanding why we are in a transformational moment.

By Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, edited by Heather Boushey and Ann O'Leary | Friday, October 16, 2009

Interactive Graphic: Women Still Primary Breadwinners

cursor icon Interactive Women are still the primary breadwinners, writes Heather Boushey, but they may begin to catch up to men's unemployment if job gains stall in the sectors that disproportionately employ them.

By Heather Boushey | Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helping Breadwinners When It Can’t Wait

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey lays out a progressive program that would guarantee Americans access to paid family and medical leave, giving a boost to workers, employers, and the economy.

By Heather Boushey | Monday, June 8, 2009