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1309, 2016

The Gender Wage Gap Hasn’t Budged in 9 years

September 13th, 2016|

The average woman who had a full-time, year-round job in 2015 made just 80 percent of what a man did, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That’s up from last year’s 79 percent, but the increase is not statistically significant. The wage gap hasn’t closed significantly since 2007.

1608, 2016

Vox: Why Aren’t There More Women in Congress?

August 16th, 2016|

The United States is falling behind on women's representation in government. We have not experienced the influx of female legislators into our political system in the way dozens of other countries have.

2507, 2016

“Women’s Work” and the Gender Pay Gap

July 25th, 2016|

Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men - despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made huge gains in their educational attainment.

3006, 2016

Women Get Shortchanged When Saving for Retirement

June 30th, 2016|

Planning, saving, investing for and living in retirement isn’t easy for many Americans. But it’s especially difficult for women, according to a new report published by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).

806, 2016

Washington Post: Hillary Clinton Just Made History. But Women’s Groups Aren’t Hailing a New ‘Year of the Woman.’

June 8th, 2016|

The number of women filing to run in U.S. Senate and House seats this year isn't even a record, according to the Center for American Women in Politics. And even if it were a record, it'd be by a few seats here or there. Women make up slightly less than 20 percent of Congress. That's more than double the 10 percent from a decade ago, but is still nowhere near the 50 percent ratio that mirrors our population at large.

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