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Conservatives’ Stab at Pay Equity Falls Short

Sarah Jane Glynn shows why the Paycheck Fairness Act is far superior to the conservative alternative offered up last week.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, June 11, 2012

The Gay and Transgender Wage Gap

Unequal pay for equal work suggests strong federal workplace protections are needed for gay and transgender workers, writes Crosby Burns.

by Crosby Burns | Monday, April 16, 2012

Gender Equality for Green Jobs Worldwide

Rebecca Lefton and Jorge Madrid, along with Lejla Sadiku, examine the opportunities to ensure that a booming new jobs sector institutes equal pay from the get go.

by Rebecca Lefton, Jorge Madrid, and Lejla Sadiku | Monday, April 16, 2012

10 Facts About Latino Women and Pay Inequity

Vanessa Cárdenas gives 10 facts on how Latinas still earn significantly less than men and their white, African American, and Asian counterparts.

by Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, April 16, 2012

The New Breadwinners: 2010 Update

article icon Issue Brief Sarah Jane Glynn describes how women are now either breadwinners or co-breadwinners in most families.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Top 10 Facts About the Wage Gap

Audrey Powers and Sarah Jane Glynn lay out the facts about unequal pay between women and men.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Audrey Powers | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Gender Wage Gap Double Whammy

Sarah Jane Glynn details the damage inflicted on women’s lifetime earnings by the gender wage gap and shows how paid family and medical leave can help solve the problem.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Health Insurance Compensation Gap

article icon Issue Brief Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal explain the gender gap in health care coverage and how the Affordable Care Act will lessen that divide.

by Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, April 16, 2012

Infographic: The Gender Pay Gap

Matt Separa considers what women and their families could do with the money they lose to the gender pay gap.

by Matt Separa | Monday, April 16, 2012

Pay Equity and Single Mothers of Color

Sophia Kerby argues that wage and wealth disparities that hurt women of color also hurts the country’s economy.

by Sophia Kerby | Monday, April 16, 2012

Unequal Pay Day for Black and Latina Women

Julie Ajinkya presents the basic facts about the deep pay inequality facing so many women of color in our economy today.

by Julie Ajinkya | Monday, April 16, 2012

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security

book_alt2 icon Report Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn on how providing paid family and medical leave helps keep people employed.

by Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Protecting Workers and Their Families with Paid Family Leave and Caregiving Credits

book_alt2 icon Report Ann O'Leary explains how updating Social Security can help the program meet its original goal of providing economic security to families as a whole.

by Ann O'Leary | Thursday, April 12, 2012

The ‘Man-covery’

Heather Boushey says we need to focus on jobs for women, who saw high losses during the recession in state and local government budget cuts.

by Heather Boushey | Friday, March 9, 2012

Interactive Map: Women Provide for Their Families

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map shows that over half of families in almost every state rely on a woman as the primary breadwinner or co-breadwinner.

| Tuesday, April 20, 2010