How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap
Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.
Fast Facts on Who Has Access to Paid Time Off and Flexibility
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.
Rhetoric vs. Reality
Fact Sheet Women and men need policy solutions that promote economic security and respond to the caregiving needs of families.
Who Gets Time Off?
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.
Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy
Latinas are vital labor force members and family breadwinners, but they are also underpaid and insufficiently protected.
Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic Inequality
Policymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.
Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay
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.
The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap
Fact Sheet Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.
What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?
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?
Everything You Need to Know About Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Video In two minutes, here is everything you need to know about the U.S. Supreme Court case that could make it difficult, if not impossible, for millions of women to access an abortion.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Nevada Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Nevada women gain economic security.
Women and Families’ Economic Security in New Hampshire
Issue Brief Women have been central to New Hampshire’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.
Helping Firms by Helping Employees?
Report This paper finds that adopting pro-employee work-life-balance practices—such as working from home, flexi-time, child care support, and job sharing—is associated with improved firm performance.
Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave
Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.