Work & Wages

Gaining Ground: Women, Welfare Reform and Work

Contrary to the expectations of many welfare reform critics, most of the women heading these families went to work. In fact, the  proportion of single mothers who work has increased dramatically since…

Women and Taxes

Largely for historical reasons, the American tax system is disconnected with the way women participate in the economy. The major elements of the tax system were put in place in the 1930s, 1940s and 19…

Labor Law Discriminates Against Women

The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938 to regulate the wages and working conditions of factory workers. It mandated a federal minimum wage and established an eight hour work day with overtime…




 
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