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There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled need care. Day in, day out, these responsibilities can involve both monotonous drudgery and untold rewards for those performing them, whether they are family members, friends, or paid workers. 

Implementation of programs that incorporate and address the health needs of lesbian, gay, and transgender (LGBT) youth will help reduce risky behaviors and negative health effects and create safer, more supportive, and more inclusive environments in the nation’s schools.

New Jersey took a strong step forward in May 2008, when Family Leave Insurance (FLI) was signed into law. The legislation provides eligible workers up to six weeks of partial wage replacement when they need to take time to bond with a new child or care for a seriously ill family member.

Several studies on the descriptive representation of women in office have examined questions related to candidate emergence, often trying to explain why so few women run for office (e.g., Bledsoe and Herring 1990; Fox and Lawless 2004; Fulton et al. 2006; Lawless and Fox 2010; Sanbonmatsu, Carroll, and Walsh 2009).

(STANFORD, Calif.) As a firefighter in San Francisco, Andrea Rees Davies learned to climb 100-foot ladders and to rescue swimmers from treacherous surf. The job threw her into people’s private lives, bringing her face-to-face with the emotional impact of those crises. 

Over the past decade, U.S. women have increasingly taken up the “breadwinner” role in their homes. This shift hasbeen well documented across different groups of women.Today close to 40% of women with children, includingsingle working mothers, are either the sole breadwinner orbring home as much or more than their workingspouse/partner.

Adolescent pregnancy significantly impacts the educational attainment, economic security, and wellbeing of both teen parents and their children as well as teens’ ability to achieve their full potential. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared “Preventing Teen Pregnancy” one of six “winnable battles” because there is no cure yet to be found – we already know what works. 

It would be wonderful to be able to report that the gender pay gap is disappearing. The data does not support this conclusion, though.