on 16 January 2014
Thought-provoking,authoritative, accessible this report considers the place of women in the US workforce, especially those living on the brink of poverty - "one repair bill away from crisis".
Much of what it says is relevant to the UK (and, I would guess, many other countries). It examines how women make an increasing contribution to the workforce and economic prosperity of the country but struggle with low paid jobs and minimum or no employment rights such as sick leave or holiday pay. The inequalities between male and female pay and conditions, the fact that most single parent households are headed by women, and the caring roles for elderly relatives and children are placing an unfair burden on millions of women. A plethora of internationally respected contributors examine this and propose solutions to achieve a fairer society. Essential reading.