Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools | Seattle Education

A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools | Seattle Education:

A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools



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Women have always been a valuable and integral part of the economy, and women’s paid work is becoming increasingly important to family well-being. In 2015, 42 percent of mothers in the United States were breadwinners, and an additional 22.4 percent were co-breadwinners, making between 25 percent and 49 percent of household earnings. The women’s strike offers an opportunity to reflect on how important women’s labor is to the country and remind Americans of what remains to be done to accurately value the work that women do to sustain the nation’s families and economy.
A Day in the US Economy Without Women: Center for American Progress
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A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools
How exactly would a day without women affect the economy? According to the Center for American Progress’ calculations based on the labor share of the gross domestic product, or GDP, and women’s relative pay and hours of work, women’s labor contributes $7.6 trillion to the nation’s GDP each year. In one year, women working for pay in the United States earn more than Japan’s entire GDP of $5.2 trillion. If all paid working women in the United States took a day off, it would cost the country almost $21 billion in terms of GDP. Moreover, women contribute many millions of dollars to their state’s GDP each day, making their work crucial to the health of their local economies as well.
A Day in the US Economy Without Women: Center for American Progress
On March 8th, in cities and townships around the country, women will be doing what they can to show unity and demand equality in all areas of their lives.
In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to A Day Without Women action shows the importance of teachers in public schools | Seattle Education:


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