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It’s Time We Acknowledge Women’s Contributions to the Economy—and how Much Bigger a Role They Would Play in a More Inclusive Economy


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It’s Time We Acknowledge Women’s Contributions to the Economy—and how Much Bigger a Role They Would Play in a More Inclusive Economy

Elise Gould, Jessica Schieder

Women hold 49.5 percent of payroll jobs. The health of the female workforce is hugely important to the health of the overall labor force. And yet—in crucial ways—lawmakers in the United States have avoided commonsense policy changes that have been shown to make it easier for women to balance paid work and their still disproportionate share of responsibilities at home.