Economic Security

Simple Truth About the Pay Gap (2012)

Equal pay is important for women's economic well-being and that of their families. When men and women are paid differently for comparable work, women have fewer resources to support themselves and their families, to invest in additional education for themselves and their children, and to provide for retirement.

URL: 
http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/simpleTruth.cfm

Keeping America's Women Moving Forward: The Key to an Economy Built to Last

Within months of taking office, President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls with the explicit mandate to ensure that every agency, department, and office in our federal government – with the policies they draft, the programs they create, and the legislation they support – takes into account the needs and aspirations of American women and girls. Over the past three years, the Obama Administration has worked tirelessly to promote equality; enhance women’s economic security; and ensure that women have the opportunities they need and deserve at every stage of their lives, from obtaining training and education, to succeeding in the workforce and supporting their families, to retiring with dignity and security.

URL: 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/email-files/womens_report_final_for_print.pdf

The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery

 Pew Hispanic Center report examines employment gains by race, ethnicity, gender and nativity.

March 21, 2012

URL: 
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/03/21/the-demographics-of-the-jobs-recovery/

Doing Without: Economic Insecurity and Older Americans

 A new analysis of US Census Bureau data performed by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) finds that 52% of elder-only
households report incomes that do not cover basic, daily expenses. While the threat of economic insecurity affects elders of all backgrounds, it varies substantially by gender, race, age, household composition and other demographic characteristics. In order to assess the economic security of today's older adults, WOW compared 2010 incomes for elders who live alone or with a partner to the US Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index for their household compositions and housing statuses. The Doing Without series presents findings from this analysis.

URL: 
http://www.wowonline.org/documents/OlderAmericansGenderbriefFINAL.pdf

The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California

 Women have made great strides in the last 100 years, but they remain vastly underrepresented in elective office, scientific fields and the boardrooms of California. The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California focuses on key areas crucial to the advancement of women. This is the state's first comprehensive look at key areas impacting women's lives, such as changing demographics, poverty, mental and physical health, incarceration, employment, the media and much more. It presents never-before-compiled data in a format for general use by women, legislators and community-based organizations.

URL: 
http://www.msmc.la.edu/status-of-women.asp
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