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Tell Your Senator “Support the Paycheck Fairness Act”

Tell Your Senator “Support the Paycheck Fairness Act”

It’s time to storm Capitol Hill and come out in force to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Equal pay laws have been on the books for decades, but several loopholes prevent fair pay from becoming a reality.  A Congressional hearing on the bill took place yesterday, and 60 votes are needed for a procedural mechanism [...]

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A Long Time Comin’…

A Long Time Comin’…

Ladies, we are in serious trouble here. In the annual ranking of 133 countries around the globe on the issue of gender equality, the U.S. once again fails to make the top 10. Or the top 20. We may be the world’s only remaining super power, but women are worse off here, according to the World Economic [...]

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Mothers and the Market

Most of the time, we think about marriage as a personal relationship. We strive to keep the spark, resolve  the inevitable conflicts peacefully, protect our “couple time” and carve out some “me time.” Much less attention is paid to the other transactions that can occur in marriage, such as raising the children, providing the shelter, [...]

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Unemployment Among Husbands and Wives

Does it make a difference whether it is the husband or the wife who is unemployed? Most definitely, says Heather Boushey, feminist economist extraordinaire here in Washington DC. It affects how much money comes into the home, and suggests that action is needed to close the gap between men’s and women’s earnings. Heather’s recent report, [...]

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