The 2019 report on the Status of Women in Miami-Dade County is the third report that tracks disparities between men and women, and progress towards closing the gender gap. Similar to previous reports, the 2019 volume shows that gender differences persist in most areas of social and economic life. This report’s new data and analysis underlines that progress on gender equality needs to be accelerated, and concerted efforts to be made to address the persistent gaps.
Affordable housing, along with sea level rise, has been a top challenge in Miami for more than a decade, says Ned Murray, associate director of Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center.
Ned Murray, the associate director of FIU’s Metropolitan Center, has kept tabs on our local housing market for decades. He points to continued interest from overseas buyers and investors as one reason the Miami market is staying hot.
Dr. Maria Ilcheva, the lead researcher of the report, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8 Daniella Levine Cava explained on Sundial which fields the gap remains large and where progress can still be made.
Progress in closing the yawning chasm between the earnings of men and women appears to have stalled in Miami-Dade in the past couple of years, even as economic conditions for women improved marginally.
A new report from Florida International University says the wage gap has actually increased in Miami-Dade County in recent years. According to the most recent data from 2016, women who work full time make 15 percent less than their male counterparts. The prior report showed a difference was only 13 percent.
This is the time of year to reflect on our blessings and think about the struggles of those who are less fortunate. As housing costs in Miami-Dade continue to skyrocket, too many around us are unable to find quality, affordable housing. It’s a challenge that exposes them to health hazards and limits their ability to meet other basic needs, including access to healthcare.
County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, the Miami-Dade Commission Auditor and FIU’s Metropolitan Center announced the release of the second annual report on the status of women and girls in Miami-Dade County on Dec. 18. The report findings shed a light on areas where women and girls are succeeding and struggling, including in education, health and safety, and economics.
Our latest update to the "Women in Miami-Dade" report presents evidence that economic conditions for women improved modestly since the publication of the first report released in 2016. However, women’s earnings continue to lag behind men’s earnings, among many other findings. For more information, see our full report here.
The winter holiday average spending per person saw a 12.8% increase between 2011 and 2017. Between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, more than 165 million Americans shopped in-stores or online. To see the national spending numbers and a snapshot of New Year's Day traditions, check out part 2 of our holiday season infographic.