shriver report

Healthy Living
An astonishing 18 percent of Americans say they have never even heard of an intellectual disability.
Impact
Today only 20 percent of U.S. families have a working father and a stay-at-home mother. Instead, two thirds of families depend either partly or wholly on the wages of working women, and many of those families are barely making it. Fully 42 million women in this country and the 28 million kids who depend on them are teetering on or over the brink of poverty.
Women
I'm trying to teach my daughters that they have to think of themselves as providers and not be the ones being provided for
Politics
For too many American women, the dream of "having it all" has morphed into "just hanging on." This is not about handouts. This is about smart economic policy. Working women are the core of our economy. Leave them out and you don't have a robust economy. Lead with them and you do.
Business
The National Workplace Flexibility Study engaged managers from three diverse organizations, representing different industries, through a process of training, support and coaching to empower them with the tools and skill sets they needed to maintain their teams' performance while working flexibly.
Impact
Maria Shriver's report this past week on the economic crisis plaguing American women reinforces what those of us who work with vulnerable women see every day.
Politics
Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.
Impact
After years of recession and lackluster recovery, somebody has finally stated the obvious: If women were participating in the American economy up to their potential, happy days would be here again.
Business
More recently, as the holidays approached, a significant amount of negative press appeared highlighting the plight of employees
Politics
How long do we have to wait for the wage gap between men and women to be closed? Data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimate that at the current pace, it won't be until the year 2058! That's unacceptable, of course. So what can we do?
Politics
An important focus of first-wave feminism was political independence; in the second wave, economic independence was among the significant goals. Now, argues Moran, it is time to set our sights on emotional independence.
Politics
Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.
Wellness
I'll highlight some remarkable and conventional-wisdom-defying findings from the report that were published but never headlined.
Wellness
Working moms, once unheard of, have become a cultural norm. Yet we're still mostly trying to find a balance in our home lives when it comes to making care arrangements.
Wellness
When most families no longer have a person at home dealing with life's ordinary needs, there is often a serious mismatch between the workplace and the day-to-day realities of working families.