Wage Discrimination: Behind the Numbers

Understanding the breadth of wage discrimination charges is critical to ensuring that the United States pursues solutions responsive to the diverse needs of workers.

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Segregated by Income

Use this data tool to explore the most and least segregated school districts nationwide.

INTERACTIVE

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Isolated and Segregated

Far too many school districts are intensely segregated by income and socioeconomic status, but Americans are largely in support of change.

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The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy

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.

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A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

FACT SHEET

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What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

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Long-Termism or Lemons

Corporate America’s growing focus on short-term profits instead of long-term value hurts shareholders and the middle class alike. Here is an agenda to nudge markets to focus on the long term.

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Bargaining for the American Dream

New analysis shows that children whose parents belonged to a union—as well as children who grew up in areas with high union membership—earn more money as adults.

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