Countries around the world have adopted policies to promote women’s economic security and participation and close the gender wage gap. The United States is an extreme outlier in its lack of such policies.
While achieving progress on national work-life and anti-discrimination policies has been all but politically impossible in the United States in the past few decades, industrialized and developing countries alike are comprehensively addressing both facets of the gender wage gap.
The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.
A majority of small-business owners support a nationally administered paid family and medical leave insurance program.
Neil Gorsuch’s views would undermine women’s equality and put critical protections at risk.
Policy proposals must respond to women’s diverse challenges to achieve meaningful progress for all.
The United States must acknowledge and focus on the mutually reinforcing ways in which reproductive health and economic empowerment help both women and the economy thrive.
The secretary of labor plays an important role in the daily lives of workers, from ensuring fair workplaces to advancing the economic security of working families. It is critical that whoever fills the position is dedicated to furthering these goals for all Americans.
The Global Gag Rule is likely to be the first of many Trump administration executive actions aimed at derailing access to women’s health care.
If congressional Republicans repeal the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, they put millions of women’s health and economic security at risk.