Marital Status Discrimination: Are Family-Friendly Policies Meeting the Needs of Unmarried Workers?

Source: Mary Curlew, Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Policy Brief no. 21, December 2009

From the summary:
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 95.9 million Americans 18 years of age and older were unmarried in 2008, up from 37.5 million in 1970. Unmarried employees make up over 40% of the full-time workforce. [. . .] These facts do not lessen the claims of married workers with dependent children. However, they do point to the need for work and family policies that look beyond a narrow view of family and encompass the many different types of personal needs faced by today’s workers.
See also:
Topic Page on Single Workers
Marital Status Discrimination
Domestic Partnerships, Civil Unions and Same-Sex Marriage
Unmarried America

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