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.
Do you know some of South Florida's most popular holiday traditions? Check out part 1 of our holiday season infographic!
The city’s examination includes a citywide master plan under development by Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center and a community outreach initiative led by the Center for Community Investment meant to bring residents, banks, developers and other interested parties together to recommend realistic strategies for how to create more affordable units.
The City of Miami approved an agreement to work with The Metropolitan Center to address its affordable housing concerns. The City is looking for community input as this plan is developed.