National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library

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Virginia Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Virginia women and their families.


Missouri Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Missouri women and their families.


New Mexico Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New Mexico women and their families.


Pennsylvania Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Pennsylvania women and their families.


Michigan Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Michigan women and their families.


Nebraska Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Nebraska women and their families.


Wyoming Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wyoming women and their families.


Massachusetts Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Massachusetts women and their families.


North Carolina Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs North Carolina women and their families.


Letter in Support of Burrows and Lopez for EEOC

A letter from the National Partnership and partner organizations expressing support for the nominations of David Lopez and Charlotte Burrows as EEOC General Counsel and Commissioner, respectively.


Expecting Better: Updates to the Third Edition

In just three months since the publication of Expecting Better, states have continued to make progress for working families. This update captures these essential and much-needed developments.


What Health IT Means For Women

On average, women use the health care system to a greater extent than men, and thus stand to benefit more from greater access to their own health information and electronic tools that help them manage their health and coordinate their care.


Amicus Brief: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

The amici argue that denying pregnant workers job modifications that are granted to others similar in their ability or inability violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and contravenes sound health, economic and social policy.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance Coverage for Lower- and Moderate-Income Pregnant Women

Many women of childbearing age will gain access to affordable health insurance for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to the ACA, eligibility for Medicaid will be expanded and more affordable health insurance plans will be offered to individuals in state-based health insurance marketplaces.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: The Requirement to Have Health Insurance

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make it easier for millions of women to find and enroll in a more affordable health plan that best meets their needs and the needs of their families.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance Marketplaces

Starting in 2014, most people will be required to have health insurance, either through employer-provided insurance, a federal program like Medicare or Medicaid, or individually purchased coverage.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Health Coverage for Lower-Income Women

The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Restrictions on Abortion Coverage

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.


Health Information Technology: The Foundation for Health Reform

Health information technology (health IT) is a foundational component of a more patient-centered, effective and efficient health care system where women and their health care providers have access to the information they need anytime, anywhere.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Health Coverage for Women of Color

Women of color, many of whom have unique health issues or are disproportionately underserved by the current health-care system, have much to gain under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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