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Women gain 6 out of 10 jobs added in November

According to an Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the November employment report, job growth improved, with 146,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls. Job growth was strong for women (91,000 jobs) and men (55,000 jobs). From IWPR: As

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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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The push for paid sick days gains steam across U.S.

Efforts to ensure paid sick leave as a basic workplace right have been gaining steam across the country (did you hear the Seattle City Council passed a paid sick days ordinance?), and a flood of recent reports have highlighted the

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Social Security: It’s not just for the golden years

In a recently released report titled Women and Social Security: Benefit Types and Eligibility, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) took a look at the numbers to determine who is eligible for Social Security and what types of benefits

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