State Economy

Despite strong growth in overall economic productivity over the past decade, the majority of Washington’s working families have not shared in the economic wealth they have helped create. EOI is working to ensure economic growth is founded on broad-based prosperity, so economic security and opportunity are available to all. New public policies are needed to match the changes on our economy, including access to health care, paid family leave and paid sick days, retirement security, and a social safety net.

Research and Publications

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Fair Pay for Washington Women

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Fair pay is still out of reach for most women Women make up half of the workforce and earn

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Washington State Work & Family Agenda

Fact Sheet | November 7, 2014

Fair Pay  Women hold nearly half of all jobs and earn the majority of college degrees, yet

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Latest Blog Posts

Jean Godden
Legislators look at bridging gender pay gap

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 23, 2015

Jean Godden used to be one of six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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The Equal Pay Opportunity Act: A Step Toward Fair Wages for Women

Economic Opportunity Institute | January 23, 2015

By Marilyn Watkins, Ph.D and Sam Hatzenbeler, MPHc From high-profile CEOs and movie stars

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