U.S.-based refugees face several threats due to policies proposed by the Trump administration. Not only is their ability to settle free from stigma on the chopping block, but access to comprehensive reproductive health care is also at risk.
President Trump’s paid parental leave proposal leaves out important details for millions of working families.
Fathers and their families deserve a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy, but Trump’s parental leave plan won’t cut it.
The paid parental leave plan outlined in the Trump administration’s recent budget proposal falls far short of the comprehensive changes that would allow today’s working women to participate fully in the nation’s economy.
Trump’s plan to require states to provide six weeks of leave is unfunded, unworkable, and under-inclusive—and will further strain the already-underfunded UI system.
Using new data, this fact sheet update shows that women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.
Women’s progress requires comprehensive solutions that respond to women’s diverse experiences and challenges, create a level playing field, and better position women to determine their own futures.
Women face more hard-to-avoid risks than men, especially from caregiving, that can lower their savings and leave them economically vulnerable.
Single women face a number of hard-to-avoid risks and large-scale economic insecurity, which requires policymakers to update social protections.
It has only been 100 days since President Trump took office, and millions of American women and families are already feeling the adverse impacts of his administration’s misguided agenda.
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.
Policy proposals must respond to women’s diverse challenges to achieve meaningful progress for all.