Women of Color and the Wage Gap
Women of color continue to suffer the most severe gender wage gap in the United States, a reality that reflects the effects of intersecting racial, ethnic, and gender biases that threaten the economic security of them and their families.
Investing in Home Care and Early Childhood Educators Has Outsize Impacts on Employment
Proposed investments in the Build Back Better agenda would benefit a significant number of workers, particularly women and women of color; transform the home care and early childhood sectors; and lift living standards and employment prospects for millions of Americans.
New Poverty and Food Insecurity Data Illustrate Persistent Racial Inequities
Data make it clear that policymakers must finally commit to an expansive racial equity agenda to ensure that racial and gender economic disparities do not continue into the future.
Census Data Show Historic Investments in Social Safety Net Alleviated Poverty in 2020
New poverty, income, and health insurance data confirm that poverty is a policy choice.
Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth Gaps
Union membership significantly increases wealth for all households, but Black and Hispanic families gain the most.
Ensuring Equal Pay for Black Women is Not Just About Work—It’s Also About Family
Policy solutions that address Black women’s work, family, and caregiving needs are essential to creating equitable workplaces that pay fair wages.
Summary of Proposals and Policy Actions To Reduce the Black-White Wealth Gap
The Biden administration has started to implement policies to make it easier for Black households to build wealth at the same rate as white households; additional steps are both possible and necessary.
Wealth Matters: The Black-White Wealth Gap Before and During the Pandemic
The lack of wealth in many African-American households has left them especially vulnerable to the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis; but the federal government has perhaps its best opportunity yet to fix these racial disparities.
Black LGBTQ Individuals Experience Heightened Levels of Discrimination
The compounding effects of discrimination for Black LGBTQ Americans are evident in the workplace, health care systems, and police interactions, leading to gaps in economic advancement and mental and physical health outcomes.