Policy Point of the Day Archive

January 18, 2019

The Economic Policy Institute has calculated the average CEO compensation for the 350 largest firms rose by 17.6% in 2017 while the typical worker’s compensation rose by 0.3%. This compensation ratio of 312-to-1 was an increase from 270-to-1 in 2016.

January 17, 2019

A recent report by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women should be seen within the first 3 weeks postpartum, instead of the arbitrary 6-week check. As many as 40% of women do not attend postpartum visits.

January 16, 2019

A Stanford study revealed that 92% of 30-year-olds in 1970 earned more than their parents at the age, but that number dropped to 50% for those who were 30 in 2014.

January 15, 2019

The Women’s Law Project has found that of the 81% of women who have reported experiencing sexual harassment throughout their lifetime, 38% have reported their experiences happening within the workplace. In 2017, approximately 1/4 of all federal harassment complaints were sexual in nature.

January 14, 2019

According to 2016 US Census data, 3.2 million Pennsylvanians 25 years and older had a high school diploma or equivalent (with no further higher education) and an estimated 986,000 had less than a high school education. In 2016, high school graduates earned 37.5% more than non-graduates and had a lower unemployment rate of 7.5% compared to 13.4% for non-graduates.