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Gender Pay Gap Worse for Women of Color, People From Louisiana

A new analysis of this week's Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.

A new analysis of this week’s Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.

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Memo to the Administration: You Can’t Be Pro-Choice Unless You Support Equal Access

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images North America.

The Obama Administration continues to claim that it supports the right of a woman to make her own decision about whether and when to have a child. But it turns out that the Administration only stands firm when that woman has economic resources.

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Workers’ Rights, Women’s Rights, and the Social Roots of Economic Inequality

In spite of all the gains we’ve made in the past fifty years, in spite of greatly improved access to education and employment, male privilege is still very much alive and well.

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Up With Women in the Downturn

Thanks to lobbying by women’s advocacy groups, Obama’s stimulus bill offered women a good deal in terms of targeted funds to sectors in which women are employed as well as in human infrastructure investments.

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