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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Last night I attended a dynamic panel hosted by Legal Momentum on Women’s Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women’s Rights....
April 3, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird Last night I attended a dynamic panel hosted by Legal Momentum on Women’s Economic Equality:...
April 3, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird The Families and Work Institute  recently released a fascinating report on the changing gender...
April 1, 2009 posted by Deborah Siegel Deborah Siegel is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild, creator...
March 12, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird This week is National LGBT Health Awareness week.  In honor of this important week, I wanted to...

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  • November 12, 2011
    A new study on Japan by the Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP) which focuses on the career pathways of highly-qualified women finds a potential solution to this country’s talent crunch and demographic crisis.

  • November 12, 2011

    The government's numbers suggest workplace conditions may be improving. The number of sexual harassment claims reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on the decline for more than a decade. In the government's 2010 fiscal year...


  • November 10, 2011

    In a speech tailored to the largely female audience of the National Women's Law Center, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that congressional Republicans are more interested in dividing the country than in strengthening the economy and...


  • November 9, 2011
    Ever wonder what’s on the other side of the cubicle? While many of us toil away at our computers, some American workers have jobs that involve travel, adventure and even danger. These jobs, intoxicating for the people who hold them, are...

  • November 9, 2011
    Even though the recovery started more than two years ago (in GDP terms), many women aren't feeling the positive effects. While the overall unemployment rate has fallen in recent months to 9 percent, the jobless rate for women has increased during...