Why Women Are More Likely To Be Poor

I spend more time than I'd like talking policy with people who will never in a million years agree with me.  I suppose that's an occupational hazard in my line of work.  Sticking up for a position is no way to avoid conflict, but I've learned to live with disagreement, listen to contrary opinions, say my piece and go  my own way. I believe most of us already have our minds made up, not on the basis of accurate data, or solid research and analysis, but something more personal.  We see our surroundings through a swirl of impressions, observations, our indivi...more
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The Value of Women's Work Can Change the Workplace

Isn't it amazing that Blatch made this argument 113 years ago? Her point still resonates today. A study released by the Center for American Progress shows that in the down economy, women increasingly became the sole breadwinners, despite the persistent wage gap, since men were being laid off at higher rates to trim companies' bottom line. More and more men defined themselves as "stay-at-home fathers." Women were fully half the paid workforce as of last year, and because women were concentrated in lower paying jobs were less likely to be laid off. ...more
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