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Rosie The Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy
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Rosie The Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

The rapidly growing green sector offers an opportunity for a more equitable and inclusive workforce that can help to narrow the gender wage gap and build a stronger economy.

In March, the Bureau of Labor Services released its green jobs report, which reported a total of 3.4 million jobs associated with the production of green goods and services in 2011 – up from 3.1 million green jobs in 2010. Growing at a rate four times faster than all other jobs, the green sector offers new opportunities for good-paying jobs across the U.S. and raises the question: Are women benefitting from the transition to a green economy as much as men?

The above excerpt was originally published in Climate Progress. Click here to view the full article.

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Mari Hernandez

Research Associate

Rebecca Lefton

Senior Policy Analyst

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