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Labor and Work

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Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

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Discriminatory Legislation Seeks to Strip Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers

New amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would grant a broad exemption to discriminate for many federal contractors.

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How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality

article icon Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.

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Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility

article icon Fact Sheet All workers need time away from work at some point, but access to paid days off is uneven. New Center for American Progress research shows who is most likely to have access to time off.

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Who Gets Time Off?

book_alt2 icon Report Every worker has the potential need for paid leave and workplace flexibility, but access is uneven. Policymakers must ensure that all workers can care for themselves and their families while staying employed.

Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

Latinas are vital labor force members and family breadwinners, but they are also underpaid and insufficiently protected.

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A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.

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Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

article icon Issue Brief Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

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The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

article icon Fact Sheet Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.

What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?

play_alt icon Video Today, the average woman who works full-time, year-round earns 79 cents to every dollar earned by men. What’s behind the wage gap?

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Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

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When I Was Your Age

article icon Issue Brief Despite being more educated and working in a more productive economy, 30-year-olds today barely make more than 30-year-old Baby Boomers did in 1984.

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Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth

book_alt2 icon Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.

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