New Report Finds Poverty Rate for Florida Women Exceeds National Average

December 15, 2016

By Renata Sago Rural north Florida counties and parts of south Florida are home to the highest rates of women living in poverty according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The group found that more than twenty-five percent of women live in poverty in Gilchrist, DeSoto, Hamilton, Alachua, and Hardee counties and […]

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Florida maintains as ‘dismal’ state for women, more opportunities needed

December 14, 2016

By Beth Reese Cravey Women in Northeast Florida are generally better off than some of their counterparts elsewhere in Florida, particularly in relatively wealthy St. Johns County. But that’s not saying much in a state ranked nationally as the 47th for women, a status that has remained largely unchanged for 10 years. “We are hanging on […]

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Gender pay gap persists even in progressive Washington

September 28, 2016

By Jim Davis This could be an issue in Snohomish County where some of the best-paying jobs are in aerospace, yet women only hold one in four aerospace jobs. This “occupation segregation” is something that women should be aware of when choosing careers, said Julie Anderson, a research associate with the Institute for Women’s Policy […]

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Wyoming Predicted To Be The Last State To Close Gender Wage Gap

June 28, 2016

By Caroline Ballard If trends continue, Wyoming will close its gender wage gap last out of all 50 states – in the year 2159. That’s based on historical wage data from between 1959 and 2013 analyzed by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Julie Anderson, a research associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, […]

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A Reminder of Gender Pay Inequity’s Toll on Seniors

April 11, 2016

This year, April 12 marks another historic milestone, but hardly one to celebrate. It’s Equal Pay Day, marking the day when the average woman’s income—in addition to her 2015 wages—finally matches the amount the average man earned by the close of 2015.

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AARP Supports Bill S992

March 30, 2016

  By Aarp NewJersey (Patch Poster) In 2014, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent. The gender gap is worse for minority women. In 2012 the median annual earnings of Hispanic women were $28,424, just 54 percent of the median annual earnings of […]

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