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Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility

As the number of women in unions continues to grow, Women, Working Families and Unions, a recent CEPR report, documents the increase in pay, benefits and workplace flexibility for women in unions.

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Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

Inflation has eroded the purchasing power of the minimum wage since it was last raised in 2009. As long as it remains stuck at $7.25 per hour, minimum-wage workers will face a continual and ongoing pay cut. CEPR's Minimum-Wage Pay-Cut Clock tracks the billions of dollars lost by workers every second the minimum wage remains frozen at the 2009 rate.

Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America

A new report by economists David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot debunks the oft-cited 'commodities boom' explanation for Latin America's faster economic growth in recent years. Higher export prices allowed countries to avoid current account imbalances, but faster growth was achieved through other factors, such as successful macro-economic policy choices.

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CEPR in the News

Bad Role Models: The Embattled Arrival of Honduras' Model Cities
Foreign Affairs, August 12, 2014

‘Economics: The User’s Guide’, by Ha-Joon Chang
Financial Times, August 08, 2014

Vacation Statistics that May Shock You
FOX News, August 04, 2014

Debunking the Myths about Immigration
Salon, August 02, 2014

Millions of Argentines Must Satisfy an American Billionaire's Greed
Background Briefing with Ian Masters, July 31, 2014

Where Has All the Haiti Aid Money Gone? U.S. to Keep Closer Track
Reuters, July 30, 2014

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