According to Elizabeth Weingarten and Zuzana Boehmová, most of the care our society depends on, paid or unpaid, is provided by women, “which means that they have less time for things like paid work, education, sleep, and leisure.” And since half of all homes with children younger than 18 in the United States have women as their breadwinners, something’s gotta give. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, if women were fairly compensated in their occupational areas, the U.S. economy would produce $512.6 billion more in income—this would be about 16 times what the U.S. spent on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families in 2015 and would decrease poverty levels for single women from 10.8 percent to 4.4 percent.

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