According to the National Organization for Women, today is African American women’s Equal Pay Day, when African American women will have worked all of 2015 through today—an additional 236 days—in […]
Kavya Vaghul is a Senior Research Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Kavya worked as a consultant for the City of Redmond, Washington and served as a legislative intern with Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state. Kavya graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2013 with a degree in Public Health with concentrations in statistics and international development.
Hourly wages among U.S. workers vary enormously by gender, race, and education level. This simple interactive tool provides a way to see just how much wages vary within and across […]
It’s no secret that the infrastructure in the United States is underfunded, under-maintained, and, consequently, crumbling in many communities across the country, as it has been over the course of […]
The partial fade-out of cognitive skills is not necessarily an indicator of whether preschool is effective
Economic inequality in the United States appears to be trapped in a vicious cycle, as shown by several new working papers published today by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth alongside other recent research
Between 1979 and 2013, in both married- and single-parent families, women’s earnings from higher wages and added hours have been positive across all income groups. In fact, for families with young children, women’s earnings from...
While women in young families have increased their work hours as much as women in working-age families, young families have seen much smaller growth in women’s wages compared to working-age families.
This issue brief explores the role that women’s added work hours and earnings play in families across income and race and ethnicity in the United States.
Over the past four decades, women’s increased earnings and work hours have been essential as American families seek to find and maintain economic security.
Because carbon dioxide emissions increase greenhouse gas levels and in turn exacerbate climate change, environmentalists have been proposing a tax on the carbon contents of goods and services. Here's how that relates to equity.