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Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in the U.S. Economy

Asian woman worker article icon Fact Sheet Data that combine all ethnicities of AAPI women tend to obscure economic, educational, and occupational differences within the AAPI community and the unique challenges facing key AAPI subpopulations.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Shilpa Phadke | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Helping More Women Access Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

woman and doctor book_alt2 icon Report Changes are needed to Medicaid at the federal and state levels to increase women’s access to highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, after childbirth and abortion care.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan and Donna Barry | Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Population of Pregnant Women at Potential Risk of Zika Virus Infection

blood samples with Zika article icon Issue Brief More than 2 million pregnant women will be potentially at risk from Zika this summer and fall.

by Topher Spiro and Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, May 26, 2016

Zika Virus in the United States

mosquito article icon Issue Brief The United States and its territories cannot afford to delay implementing the Obama administration’s plan to address the Zika virus. Congress should put aside partisanship to pass emergency funding.

by Jamila Taylor | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

A pre-K student does paper mache. 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.

by Judith Warner | Friday, May 6, 2016

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

A nurse prepares to hand out medicineLabor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

by Kate Bahn | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rhetoric vs. Reality

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

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

paid leave worker 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.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Who Gets Time Off?

factory worker Latina 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.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Heather Boushey, Peter Berg | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

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

by Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic Inequality

A procedure roomPolicymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | 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

Everything You Need to Know About Zubik v. Burwell

play_alt icon Video Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know about what is at stake in Zubik v. Burwell.

by Lauren Kokum, Claire Markham, Carolyn Davis, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Tuesday, March 22, 2016