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  • White House Report On Women: 3 Surprising Insights

    Given that the White House Council on Women and Girls recently released a comprehensive inter-agency report entitled, “Women In America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” this seemed like a great time to delve into the financial rise of women and wives here in America. So how are we faring? Three data points from the White House report jumped out at me:

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    How Are American Women Doing?

    March 8th is International Women’s Day. Celebrated around the globe, each year there is a different focus. For 2011, “Equal access to education, Training and science and technology, Pathway to decent work for women” are highlighted themes.

    Given that the White House Council on Women and Girls recently released a comprehensive inter-agency report entitled, “Women In America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being,” this seemed like a great time to delve into the financial rise of women and wives here in America. So how are we faring? Three data points from the White House report jumped out at me:

    1. Wives generate 29% of total household incomes. Dig a little deeper in the report and you’ll find that 27% of women earn more than their husbands, and 57% of couples are dual income households. With women bringing home more of the bacon, when women are underpaid… entire families are hurt. The so-called “he-session,” where the majority of jobs lost were lost by men, has resulted in the issue of pay inequality moving from a “women’s issue” to everyone’s issue.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/manishathakor/2011/03/08/the-white-house-report-on-women-3-surprising-insights/

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