Women’s earnings are crucial to their families’ economic well-being. Women are close to half of all employees in the United States, they are half of all workers with college degrees, and they are the co- or main breadwinners in close to two thirds of families with children, yet they persistently earn less than men.
The ratio of women’s and men’s median annual earnings was 78.6 percent for full-time/year-round workers in 2014.
Power Point presentation on improving women’s access to training and employment in transportation industries at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions Conference.
Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool: Using Federal Highway Funds to Prepare Women for Careers in Construction
Women are underrepresented in highway, street, and bridge construction where employment is projected to grow by more than 20 percent until 2022.
The ratio of women’s and men’s median annual earnings was 78.3 percent for full-time/year-round workers in 2013.
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The Truth in the Data: How Quantifying Women’s Labor Market Experiences Changes the Conversation about the Economy
From the outset, IWPR has highlighted the wage gap as a key indicator of women’s economic security and gender (in)equality in the workplace.
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The gender wage gap in the United States has not seen significant improvement in recent years, and remains a reality for women across racial and ethnic groups.
This gender wage gap has pernicious consequences for women and their families. 14.8 percent of women in New York State had incomes at or below the official poverty threshold (for families of their size and composition).