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Policy Changes Driven by Gender Changes


Center for American Progress releases a report on the policy changes needed by the surge in the numbers of working women. Today, women make up half the workforce. In two thirds of all families, women are either the primary or co-breadwinners. Traditional families, those with the man as the only breadwinner, make up only a fifth of all families, the authors explained in a call to reporters yesterday.

Those changes, they argue in the report, bring about the need for increased family and medical leave protections, support for elder-care and workplace flexibility provisions.

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