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Policy implications: welfare in the US & where the poverty line is are still based on old spending habits meaning they do not take into account rising mortgages & rents. American Spending, America Buy, Pattern Httpbitlyi5Eq0I, Pattern Httpbitlyhiwyvc, Spending Pattern, American Buy, Pattern Httpbitlyi5Dq6I, Spending Habits, Pattern Httpbitlyhay2Ha
A breakdown of what the average American household buys, based on government data (PDF) for December, 2011.
Equal Pay Day (the point in 2012 when the average woman's wages finally catch up with what the average man earned in 2011) is coming up this month. Need a reminder of how important closing the wage gap is? Check out this graphic from The National Journal. For more, visit nwlc.org/fairpay.