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US women working percentage stagnant while others grow

A new report released by two Cornell labor professors shows that over the past 20 years, the percentage of U.S. females working has remained relatively stagnant, while many other OECD countries have seen moderate to rapid growth. In 1990, 74%

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Washington among worst-paying states for women

Income inequality is severe in some industries, and there are states with concentrations of these businesses. In these states, the gender earnings gap for full-time workers is extremely high, and Washington state is one of the worst.

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When it comes to wages, we’re all losing – but some worse than others

A recent flurry of publications has documented a rise in wealth among U.S. women. In general, women are earning more than they did two decades ago – which has contributed to a narrowing of the pay gap. But men’s earnings

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NPR: Working Moms’ Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care

From NPR: The past week’s political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. Nearly half are their family’s primary breadwinner. What some feel is being lost in the political

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(Not nearly) Equal Pay Day

Today isn’t just Tax Day. It’s also Equal Pay Day, marking how far into 2012 a median income woman has to work to earn the same amount as a similar man did in 2011. Nationally, women working full-time make just

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Gender wage gap as bad now as in 1991

It is no secret that men, on average, earn more than women. But despite successful campaigns for social equality in America the last half-century, the gender wage gap has not shown significant improvement since 1990 – even with a changing labor force.

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Women in the workforce: Some progress, but still more likely to be poor

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a compilation of national data about women in the workforce. But buried in the nearly one hundred pages of data are some nuggets of pure gold for policy wonks. In general, the data

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Women’s economic security at risk from widening wage gap, lack of benefits

A widening gender wage gap, declining workplace benefits, and state budget cuts are putting Washington’s women at risk for more economic instability and poverty in 2012, according to a new report from the Economic Opportunity Institute, Washington’s Working Women 2012.

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Pension benefits reduce poverty, decrease hardship in retirement

From the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS): A recent study by the National Institute on Retirement Security found that defined benefit pension income plays a critical role in reducing the risk of poverty and hardship for older Americans. The report,

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Women at Work: Educational attainment and earnings

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Spotlight: Women at Work: Until things slowly changed during the last century, women’s participation in the labor force was limited by traditional cultural, educational, and legal practices. Women’s work outside of home and marriage

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