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A Healthy Nation Starts with Equality in the Workplace
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A Healthy Nation Starts with Equality in the Workplace

Women are poised to become half of all paid employees in the country by the end of this year, making them primary and co-breadwinners in more households than ever before. It is clear that women at all economic levels work in paid employment, either because they choose to or because they have to, and that change is here to stay.

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  • Jessica Arons

Women are poised to become half of all paid employees in the country by the end of this year, making them primary and co-breadwinners in more households than ever before. It is clear that women at all economic levels work in paid employment, either because they choose to or because they have to, and that change is here to stay.

Just last week the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver released a sweeping report titled, “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything,” which examines the consequences of this change and seeks to answer the question of what we are going to do about it. How will—indeed, how must—our institutions adapt to this transformation?

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Authors

Jessica Arons

Director, Women's Health & Rights Program

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