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The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction

book_alt2 icon Report The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.

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The Big Difference Between Women and Men’s Earnings After College

article icon Issue Brief A complete look at the gender wage gap and how it changes over time among students who enrolled at public and private nonprofit four-year colleges across the country.

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Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

book_alt2 icon Report To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.

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Achieving Middle-Class Economic Security Through Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

article icon Fact Sheet Declining middle-class economic security is a policy choice. Here is a policy agenda for rebuilding it.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.

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Underpaid and Unequal

book_alt2 icon Report The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.

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Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

LaQuita’s Story: How Unemployment Insurance Helped Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

play_alt icon Video This video tells LaQuita's story of how unemployment insurance helped make ends meet for her and her family and shows why the program needs to be strengthened.

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Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Colorado Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.

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Economic Security for Black and Hispanic Families

book_alt2 icon Report Black and Hispanic families face unique economic pressures, and conservative policies and obstruction continue to harm families of color.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Florida Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Florida women gain economic security.

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A Plan to Improve Unemployment Protections in America

article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal would update unemployment insurance and establish a Jobseeker’s Allowance. Its recommendations would strengthen the nation’s workforce development system, protect families from unemployment, and fortify the American economy against the next recession.

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