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Isabela Salas-Betsch is a research associate with the Women’s Initiative working on topics related to women’s economic security. Prior to joining American Progress, she interned on Capitol Hill for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), supporting work on health and human services programs and worked as a project assistant for the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. Salas-Betsch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in fine arts and design. While in undergrad, she assisted on a research project looking at how state-level policies shaped women’s economic status across place and time in the United States. She is proudly from Philadelphia and loves to thrift shop, draw, and bike in her free time.

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How Ohio’s Special Election Results Will Both Protect Abortion and Affect Maternal Mortality in the State

Ohio’s Issue 1 ballot initiative to codify the legal status of abortion in the state constitution affects both abortion access and maternal mortality rates.

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5 Facts From the 2022 Wage Gap Data

New data show that in 2022, women working full time, year-round typically earned 84 cents for every dollar men made, and when comparing among all workers, including those who work part time and for part of the year, women typically made 78 cents.

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Why Federal Pay Data Collection Is Critical to Equity Article
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Why Federal Pay Data Collection Is Critical to Equity

Kalpana Kotagal’s confirmation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers promise for the reinstatement of federal pay data collection, a critical pay equity tool discontinued in 2019.

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Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security Article
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Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security

Women and their families should find some current financial pressures—fueled partly by the gender wage gap—alleviated by recent policy wins, particularly if policymakers prioritize implementing new pathways to good jobs for women in the years ahead.

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