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  • Washington Journal Analysis of the Earnings Gap Between Women and Men
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    Analysis of the Earnings Gap Between Women and Men

    Heidi Hartmann discussed the findings of a report, The Gender Wage Gap: 2013; Differences by Race and Ethnicity, No Growth in Real Wages for Women, published that month by the Institute for…

  • Recession and Older Americans
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    Recession and Older Americans

    Witnesses testified about the impact of recession on older Americans, including the impact of Social Security payments, rising health care costs, and difficulties finding a job.

  • Retirement and Social Security
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    Retirement and Social Security

    Panelists discussed the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. They focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the…

  • Social Security Retirement Age
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    Social Security Retirement Age

    Participants spoke about their opposition to proposals to raise the retirement age for Social Security. Among the issues they addressed were the potential impact on the economy, workers,…

  • Womens Programs in 2011 Budget
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    Women's Programs in 2011 Budget

    Heidi Hartmann talked about the increase in spending for women’s programs in President Obama’s 2011 budget request. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN…

  • Fiscal Responsibility Summit Closing
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    Fiscal Responsibility Summit Closing

    President Obama made closing remarks to members of Congress, senior administration officials, business leaders, policy makers and economists at a fiscal summit to examine fiscal…

  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Representatives from women’s organizations talked about proposed reforms in the Social Security system, how the proposed changes might affect women and families, and the fiscal solvency of…