Daily Fem: The Economy

Women have always contributed to the growth and stimulation of the economy, even if they have not been counted as members of the workforce. The gender pay gap rears its head in the workplace, regardless if that place is the office or the home, whereby domestic work has been historically dismissed as subpar "women's work." The federal government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been developing policies that would help women worldwide, from regulations to foster greater flexibility in work hours to mandatory paid family and medical leave and mandatory paid sick days that could be used to care for a child. Read about these developments here, and contribute your own thoughts.