President Trump’s paid parental leave proposal leaves out important details for millions of working families.
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.
In order for women to achieve political parity, the whole system that chooses and supports candidates has to change.
Trump’s policy agenda denies women their fundamental rights and is particularly harmful to mothers.
Conservatives often claim that if Planned Parenthood health centers are shut down, community health centers can absorb their patients and the costs, but such actions are unrealistic and will harm women and families.
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.
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.
Neil Gorsuch’s views would undermine women’s equality and put critical protections at risk.
Policy proposals must respond to women’s diverse challenges to achieve meaningful progress for all.
5 Ways the Republican ACA Repeal Bill Would Roll Back Progress on Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women
The Republican ACA repeal bill would roll back progress on health insurance coverage for low-income women and push them further into the cycle of poverty.