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How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women Report
 (A mother and her 10-year-old son live without electricity or running water on a Navajo Nation reservation in Cameron, Arizona, during the coronavirus pandemic, March 2020.)

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women

American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.

Arohi Pathak

10 Essential Actions To Promote Equal Pay Report
A New York City supermarket employee wears a mask, face shield, and gloves as she bags groceries on April 28, 2020. (Getty/Alexi Rosenfeld)

10 Essential Actions To Promote Equal Pay

The Biden administration should restart the collection of employer pay data, convene a new interagency equal pay task force, undertake an initiative to promote greater pay transparency, and designate more funding for enforcement of equal pay protections in order to regain lost ground and make progress for working women.

Jocelyn Frye

Why Pay Data Matter in the Fight for Equal Pay Report
 (A woman with two young children crosses a street in New York City, August 2013.)

Why Pay Data Matter in the Fight for Equal Pay

Ensuring comprehensive pay data collection is essential to combating gender-based pay discrimination and securing equal pay for all women.

Jocelyn Frye

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay Report
A medical assistant at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami speaks on the phone, April 2008. (Getty/UIG/Jeff Greenberg)

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay

In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.

Jocelyn Frye, Robin Bleiweis

International Approaches to Closing the Gender Wage Gap Report

International Approaches to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

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.

Kaitlin Holmes, Danielle Corley

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Equal Pay Report

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Equal Pay

Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.

Kaitlin Holmes, Jocelyn Frye, Sarah Jane Glynn, 1 More Jessica Quinter

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay Report
A woman looks at listings on a bulletin board in Westminster, California, on September 8, 2011. (AP/Jae C. Hong)

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

Jocelyn Frye

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap Report
A cashier rings up a sale at a store in Chicago on August 22, 2012. (AP/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

Milia Fisher

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color Report
As women’s earnings continue to become increasingly important to families, closing the gender-based wage gap is crucial to gaining access to wealth accumulation in communities of color, which are still deprived of economic security. (iStockphoto)

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

With women being the breadwinners in a growing number of families, pay equity isn’t only a basic right, it is an economic necessity—particularly for women of color.

Sophia Kerby