The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.
About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member
Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.
About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
Access to paid family leave varies widely across employers, industries
Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, but relatively few workers have access to it. Access to paid leave varies considerably by industry, type of employer and employer’s size.
Shareable facts on how Americans view and experience family and medical leave
Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.
Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders
One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.
Immigrants don’t make up a majority of workers in any U.S. industry
Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing “industry,” followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.
For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.