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Women's Economic Security

Infographic: The Real Cost of Abortion

The United States’ most vulnerable women continue to struggle to protect both their reproductive health and their economic security.

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The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction

book_alt2 icon Report The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Pennsylvania Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Pennsylvania women gain economic security.

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African American Women in the U.S. Economy

article icon Fact Sheet African American women are increasingly vital to the health of the U.S. economy and the economic security of their families, yet they experience significant pay disparities and face unique barriers in the workplace that can undermine their ability to thrive.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Colorado Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Florida Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Florida women gain economic security.

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

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.

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Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

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.

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

Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality

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

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

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.

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Who Gets Time Off?

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.

Infographic: Latinas in the U.S. Economy

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

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