Tag Archives: Gender Gap

A Road Map for Our New Governor to Improve Women’s Health and Economic Security

By Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy Democratic challenger Tom Wolf defied a national tide and 60 years of Pennsylvania history in defeating incumbent Republican governor Tom Corbett on November 4. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. October polls showed 61 … Continue reading

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How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve?

By Terry L. Fromson, WLP Managing Attorney and Kate Michelman, President Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Co-Chair of WomenVote Pa, an initiative of the WLP The Equal Pay Act became law fifty years ago today.  Unfortunately, we remain far from … Continue reading

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Women as primary breadwinners of their families on the rise

By Claire Throckmorton, WLP Legal Intern Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly 40% of families with children under the age of 18, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. This number has almost quadrupled when … Continue reading

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Economic Conditions Worsen for Philadelphia Women

A new report written by Women’s Way, the country’s oldest and largest women’s funding federation, reveals stagnant socioeconomic standing and worsening conditions for women in the greater Philadelphia area. The report is the 2008 update to its signature research report, … Continue reading

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