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Infographic: How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act?

This infographic is a compilation of data from multiple sources to highlight how women are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. It will be updated at least monthly to reflect the most recent data available.

by Donna Barry | Monday, June 15, 2015

Fact Sheet: 4 Generations of American Women

Ruth Bader Ginsburg article icon Fact Sheet This brief guide highlights the different work and life experiences of women of the Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boom, and Silent generations.

by Emily Baxter and Judith Warner | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

4 Generations of American Women: Great Progress, Persistent Challenges

Family article icon Issue Brief The differences among women are as real as the challenges they share. To motivate the next generation, today’s women leaders need to listen and learn.

by Judith Warner, Emily Baxter, Milia Fisher | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Infographic: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Have the Greatest Impact on Working Women

The workers who stand to benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are mostly women—and these women are likely to be working mothers over age 25.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hours Flexibility and the Gender Gap in Pay

A woman reconciles a cash register drawer book_alt2 icon Report There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week, and although the effect is similar by gender, women are more greatly affected because they are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week.

by Claudia Goldin | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Cashiers and baggers stand idleA new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What Occupational Data Show About the Causes of the Gender Wage Gap

A teacher plays a game with her students.The types of jobs that men and women hold, as well as the industries they work in, have a large effect on the gender wage gap.

by Emily Baxter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

mother and daughter in office play_alt icon Video Women in the United States only earn 78 cents to the dollar compared with men. But there is a lot of confusion about this number. What does it really mean? And where did it come from?

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Sara Langhinrichs, Andrew Satter | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion

women's rights rallyCongressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.

by Donna Barry and Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care

Washington rally article icon Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.

by Donna Barry and Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Challenge to Congress

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.

by Jocelyn Frye, Milia Fisher, Donna Barry | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg and Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

article icon Issue Brief While most the current research focuses on women and mother’s experiences balancing family life and paid employment, addressing the issues facing men and fathers is equally important to promoting greater equity at home and at work.

by Erin Rehel and Emily Baxter | Wednesday, February 4, 2015