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.
A new CAP analysis shows the jobs with the largest and smallest gender wage gaps.
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.
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?
Congressional 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.
Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.
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.
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.
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.
The Social Security program should be strengthened to support working women as they age and face the realities of caring for their families.
Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.
Report There are lessons to learn from other countries, such as Canada and Norway, where public policy has been used to help women stay in the workforce and succeed.
Report If women can’t work, they can’t rise. Only public policy can ensure that all women have the chance to participate fully and thrive.
Fact Sheet To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.