Using Current Population Survey data from 1979-1996, the authors estimate the lifetime earnings losses to an average 25-year-old woman today who works full-time year round for 40 years compared with an average 25-year-old man, assuming recent earnings trends for women and men prevail in the future.
Analyzes 20 years of Current Population Survey data for women and men to track changes in the gender wage gap.
Summarizes the results of a Massachusetts survey of 734 women receiving welfare and reveals these women experience substantial incidence of domestic violence. Based on the study by economist Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts at Boston.
This Research-in-Brief summarizes an important new book by Edward J. McCaffery, professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School and the California Institute of Technology.
As of July 1, 1997, all states will have submitted their new welfare plans to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, marking another milestone in the devolution of welfare from the federal government to state governments.
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With the states facing a July 1, 1997 deadline to submit their welfare plans to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, many state officials are considering how they will meet the challenges of moving large numbers of welfare recipients into the workforce.
Summarizes research by economists Deborah Figart and June Lapidus showing that both comparable worth and a higher minimum wage would reduce poverty considerably among low-income working women and their families.
Recent research indicates that domestic violence may be a problem for many women in welfare.