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.

Re:Gender Resources

Reports & Publications

Member Organizations

Resources

Blog Posts

Last week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis sat down with Lilly Ledbetter--the former Goodyear employee who stood up to pay discrimination, and won! (...
Watch this video from the National Women's Law Center and join the movement for fair pay! 
Check out the latest from NCRW Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner, Nicole Mason:According to the...
*By Julie Zeilinger Despite widespread satisfaction over the fact that women now constitute close to 50% of students in medical and law schools...
 Working America and the AFL-CIO recently launched the 2010 Ask a Working Woman survey. A similar survey has been done every 2 years, and in...

News