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Women working full-time for pay earn 80% of men’s salaries. 1
Having a child is now the single best predictor that a woman will end up in financial collapse. 2
It costs 100-300% annual salary to replace a trained worker. 3
Earnings are higher for full-time than for part-time workers, averaging $20.44 per hour and $11.00 per hour, respectively. 4
80% of Mothers & More members state that their biggest concern is of time – to spend with family, on themselves and on their marriages. 5
The only annual survey on how Americans use their time, including how much time they are engaged in paid work, childcare, home maintenance, volunteer work, commuting, relaxation and more is the American Time Use Survey (ATUS).
Up until the ATUS was implemented, however, the U.S. focused only on surveys and data that involved making or spending money. Even now, the U.S. spends over $50 million a year to measure the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the market value of goods and services produced by labor and property in the United States. And we spend $500 million measuring labor statistics overall. These surveys provide important information about things in our society that are measured in monetary term, but the ATUS is the only federal survey that tells us "the WHOLE story" - how Americans spend their time doing paid work AND everything else.
The continuation of the ATUS helps the U.S. gauge our changing realities, behaviors and needs; measure the impact of public policies on our quality of life; and shape or update policy to improve their country’s quality of life. Mothers & More successfully fought to preserve the ATUS when it faced severe cuts in 2008.