The Economic Status of Women in New York State

November 2, 2016

The Economic Status of Women in New York State Women in New York, as in the nation overall, have made substantial progress toward economic equality over the last several decades but still lag behind men in important ways. Women earn less than their male counterparts, are more likely to live in poverty, and are less […]

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The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State

February 24, 2016

The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State Persistent earnings inequality for working women translates into lower lifetime pay for women, less income for families, and higher rates of poverty across the United States. In each state in the country, women experience lower earnings and higher poverty rates than men. The economic impact of this […]

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The Economic Status of Women in Colorado

October 27, 2015

    The Economic Status of Women in Colorado This briefing paper assesses women’s economic status in Colorado, drawing comparisons with other states in the Mountain West region and the nation overall. It examines how women in Colorado fare on two composite indices—Employment & Earnings, and Poverty & Opportunity—and their component indicators. (For more on […]

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Women’s Reproductive Health Status in the United States: Women’s Funds’ Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Women

October 7, 2015

Women’s Reproductive Health Status in the United States: Women’s Funds’ Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Women This paper offers an overview of the significance and status of access to reproductive health rights and services in the United States today. It focuses particularly on how expanding access to family planning methods and information can improve young […]

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The Union Advantage for Women

August 26, 2015

The Union Advantage for Women This briefing paper presents an analysis of women’s union membership and the union wage and benefit advantage for women by state and by race/ethnicity. It is based on an analysis of the Current Population Survey. Wage and benefit data are for all workers covered by a union contract, irrespective of […]

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Equal Pay Would Cut Poverty in Half for Families with a Working Woman

April 8, 2015

If all working women received equal pay with men, who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status, the report notes that the poverty rate for working women in the United States would be cut by more than half, declining from 8.1 percent to 3.9 percent.

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