July 20, 1997 |
House Republicans called their tax bill a boon for American women at home and in the workplace, enlisting a newly promoted female party leader to support the claim. "The only people who think this tax-relief bill is not good for women are those who don't believe we women can manage our own money. And that thinking is certainly passe," said Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.) in the Republicans' radio address Saturday.
November 20, 1996 |
Sylvia Saavedra, a 38-year-old medical supervisor who emigrated from Guatemala eight years ago, lives in the same state as Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer, but the two women live in very different social and economic worlds. Boxer makes $133,600 a year, occupies what by any rights would be called a senior managerial position, gets good medical benefits with her job and votes regularly in elections.
September 24, 1996 |
Elizabeth Porter, 6, is standing on the floor exercise mat at Kips Gymnastics in Anaheim and is refusing to comply with her teacher's instructions. "Call me Dominique Moceanu," she says. Her teacher, Bill Callander, grins. "OK, you're Dominique Moceanu. Go!" Porter's tiny legs suddenly fly into action and she bounds across the mat with a round-off, back handspring. Then the rest of the class gets into the act and Callander plays along. "Shannon Miller, go!" he yells. "Kerri Strug, you're up!"
October 30, 1995 |
Policy-makers and the public alike may be surprised by the findings of a new study on out-of-wedlock childbearing commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services. Thirty percent of births in the United States in 1993 were to unwed mothers--an almost eightfold increase since 1940--the report found. But the majority of these unmarried mothers were not teen-agers or minorities. Sixty percent of births outside marriage in 1993 were to white women, and 70% were to women older than 20.
September 14, 1994 |
Home products maker S.C. Johnson Wax has a Women's Business Council to help break down barriers to advancement faced by female employees. Skokie, Ill.-based Fel-Pro, which makes car gaskets, sealants and lubricants, provides up to $6,500 in tuition reimbursements for children of its workers. And the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reserves a room for nursing mothers.
July 14, 1993 |
American women are having babies out of wedlock at an escalating rate, with the largest percentage increases occurring among white, employed, and college-educated women, according to a Census Bureau report released today. The biggest percentage of out-of-wedlock births--almost half--continues to occur, however, among black women and women who have not completed high school.