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Any worker who delays claiming Social Security receives a larger monthly benefit due to the actuarial adjustment.  Some claimants – particularly women, who are more likely to take time out of the labor force early in their careers – can further increase their benefits if the extra years of work raise their career average earnings by displacing lower-earning years.  This study uses the Health and Retirement Study linked to earnings records to quantify the impact of women’s late-career earnings on Social Security benefits relative to men’s.  It also compares the impact on women, depending on their marital status and education.

When employers force their employees with caregiving duties to choose between work and family, everyone loses. This can be particularly true for women, who still make up 60 percent of the family caregiver population (though men are increasingly shouldering the responsibility).

The party looks to Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tammy Duckworth and Maggie Hassan to help lead it out of the abyss.


Women of New York, rejoice. You have the smallest gender pay gap of all 50 states, earning 89 cents for every dollar your male peers make.

This may hardly seem like good news—until you see the numbers for Wyoming. Nicknamed the Equality State, with “Equal Rights” as its motto, Wyoming is a place where it doesn’t pay very much to be a woman—in fact, it only pays 64 cents for every man’s dollar, the worst in the U.S. 


The average woman who had a full-time, year-round job in 2015 made just 80 percent of what a man did, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That’s up from last year’s 79 percent, but the increase is not statistically significant. The wage gap hasn’t closed significantly since 2007.

The United States is falling behind on women's representation in government. We have not experienced the influx of female legislators into our political system in the way dozens of other countries have.


Buried in the fine print of many marketplace health plan documents is language that allows them to refuse to cover a range of services, many of which disproportionately affect women, a recent study found.


Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men - despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made huge gains in their educational attainment.


Planning, saving, investing for and living in retirement isn’t easy for many Americans. But it’s especially difficult for women, according to a new report published by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).


The number of women filing to run in U.S. Senate and House seats this year isn't even a record, according to the Center for American Women in Politics. And even if it were a record, it'd be by a few seats here or there. Women make up slightly less than 20 percent of Congress. That's more than double the 10 percent from a decade ago, but is still nowhere near the 50 percent ratio that mirrors our population at large.

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