Category Archives: Jobs

Gender Wages

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How much in lifetime earnings does it cost you to be a woman?

That’s a question posed by the National Women’s Law Center, and its analysis was eye-opening.  On average, in America, a woman who is starting her career now will earn $430,480 less than a male counterpart over the course of a 40-year career.  If you happen to be an African American or Native American woman, your earnings will be more than $870,000 less, and Latina women will miss out on more than $1 million in lifetime wages.

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Job Growth and Public Sector Employment Growth by Presidential Term

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You read a lot about job creation and governmental policies, especially in this era of lingering, lagging economic growth, especially from political figures who are hoping to get elected based on their policy prescriptions.  Republican candidates like to talk about the growth of jobs during Ronald Regan’s presidency, while Democrats tout the presidential terms of Bill Clinton.

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