Topic Gender

Women’s dual role as workers, investors, and owners in the U.S. economy and as primary caretakers within most families constrains their opportunities and imposes barriers on sharing the gains of economic growth. The gender wage gap and occupational segregation by gender remain consistent features of the economy. Equitable Growth digs deep to analyze the ways gender impacts economic outcomes and what solutions can begin to push back on the social forces that impede economic success regardless of one’s gender.

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Women’s History Month: Systemic gender discrimination continues to harm working women amid the coronavirus recession

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Four graphs on U.S. occupational segregation by race, ethnicity, and gender

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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“Women’s Work-Life Economics”

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Gender wage inequality in the United States: Causes and solutions to improve family well-being and economic growth

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Gender wage inequality

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The intersectional wage divides faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the United States

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What the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey reveals about the first year of the coronavirus recession, in six charts

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Expert Focus: Supporting women’s labor force participation to boost U.S. economic growth and recovery

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Women’s History Month: Systemic gender discrimination continues to harm working women amid the coronavirus recession

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Four ways to understand the pay divide facing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women

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Expert Focus: Diversifying the economics profession

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Coronavirus Recession

Jobs report: Coronavirus recession hits workers in low-wage service industries who need access to the social safety net and effective labor protection enforcement

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The wage divide for Black and Latinx workers goes deeper than a ‘skills gap’ or requiring more credentials

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Boosting Wages

Addressing gender and racial disparities in the U.S. labor market to boost wages and power innovation

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Coronavirus Recession

U.S. retail sector’s recession experiences highlight continuing labor market travails

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Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

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What the coronavirus recession means for U.S. public-sector employment

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