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A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

A woman plays with her daughter in a park.House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.

by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

woman job seeker 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.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

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

by Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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?

by Andrew Satter, Sarah Jane Glynn, Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Confronting the Racial Pay Gap

The CEO of Intel speaks at a conference.The persistence of wage discrimination continues to feed America’s disgraceful racial wealth gap.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

When I Was Your Age

Woman checking phone 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.

by Brendan Duke | Thursday, March 3, 2016

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

Volunteers are sworn into the AmeriCorps national service program. 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.

by Tracey Ross, Shirley Sagawa, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

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

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fired for Being Who I Am: The Fight for LGBT Equality Continues

play_alt icon Video Despite historic progress on LGBT rights, many LGBT people and their families still face serious and life-altering discrimination in their daily lives.

by Kulsum Ebrahim, Sarah McBride, Claire Markham | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

President Obama speaks with a student-apprentice article icon Issue Brief States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.

by Angela Hanks and Ethan Gurwitz | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Women and Families’ Economic Security in New Hampshire

New Hampshire shoppers article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to New Hampshire’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Brendan Duke, Danielle Corley | Friday, January 29, 2016

What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

grocery store clerk book_alt2 icon Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, Brendan Duke, David Madland | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Making myRA a More Effective Savings Option

Elderly coupleThe myRA program simplifies savings and can be strengthened to boost participation and trust.

by Joe Valenti and David Madland | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Helping Firms by Helping Employees?

factory work book_alt2 icon Report This paper finds that adopting pro-employee work-life-balance practices—such as working from home, flexi-time, child care support, and job sharing—is associated with improved firm performance.

by Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur, John Van Reenen | Friday, December 18, 2015

Broader Paid Leave Would Provide Opportunity and Security for Millennial Caregivers

Gabriella Rinehart sits with her great-grandmother article icon Issue Brief Increasing access to paid family and medical leave is vital to the economic stability of Millennial workers.

by Sunny Frothingham | Thursday, December 10, 2015