Economic Development & Security

Women continue to lag behind men in earnings and wages. The underlying reasons for these continuing disparities are cultural, social and economic. While unemployment rates for women have declined less for women than for men during the recent economic downturn, women are still apt to have lower-paying jobs, with fewer benefits, and more part-time and interrupted careers. As the jobless rate for men rises, women are increasingly becoming primary breadwinners for their families, often without increased access to child care, elder care and help with domestic chores and other key supports.

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December 17, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird The Migration Policy Institute just published a spotlight on immigrant women. It includes the latest...
December 15, 2009 posted by Francine Moccio*
December 9, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdThe DC Women's Agenda, a program of Wider Opportunities for Women, recently released a gender analysis of...

News

  • December 12, 2011

     Are young people better off than their parents? At least when it comes to income, the answer depends on gender.
    Today's young women make $1.17 for every $1 their moms earned back in 1980. Young men, however, are earning 10 cents per hour...


  • December 11, 2011

    Lisa Belkin summarizes several reports on the changing role of fathers in the lives of American children.


  • December 9, 2011

    Women who worked irregularly scheduled night shifts had up to a 60% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who worked only day and evening hours, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.


  • December 7, 2011

    Linda Basch and Christina Hoff Sommers debate whether women belong in the workplace or whether stay-at-home motherhood should be a choice.


  • December 7, 2011

    As technology continues to transform our culture, the workplace will need to evolve along with it. Flexibility in terms of time and space are among the myriad changes that technological advancements are bringing to the 21st century workplace,...