Economic Development & Security

Women are active players driving the economy, nationally and globally. They are important breadwinners for their families, grow most of the world’s food and are entering the formal and informal sectors of the labor market in increasing numbers. Despite their enormous contributions, women are still largely absent from leadership positions and their voices and perspectives are often missing from economic policymaking at the local, regional, national and international levels. To promote their wellbeing, women need access to adequate income and quality education to support themselves and their families. Women still earn less than men and make up a disproportionate number of the poor, both nationally and globally. In the United States, women’s wellbeing and advancement depend on their access to basic services, opportunities and safety nets, such as paid sick leave, affordable child care and elder care, advanced education, health care and adequate housing.

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November 1, posted by Linda Basch 
October 31, 2008 Posted by Linda Basch Below is my exchange with Susan W. Kaufmann, Associate Director for Advocacy at the University of Michigan...
October 31, 2008 Posted by Linda Basch  Below is my exchange with Lisa McClain, Director of Gender Studies and an Associate Professor in the...
October 28, 2008. Posted by Linda Basch, President, National Council for Research on Women I'm pleased to share with you an op-ed I co-authored...
October 24, 2008 posted by Linda Basch

News

  • December 11, 2011

    Lisa Belkin summarizes several reports on the changing role of fathers in the lives of American children.


  • December 11, 2011

    Article discusses women making waves in the Silicon Valley, even if they aren't the celebrities of big companies like Zynga or Apple.


  • December 9, 2011

    Women who worked irregularly scheduled night shifts had up to a 60% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who worked only day and evening hours, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.


  • December 7, 2011

    Linda Basch and Christina Hoff Sommers debate whether women belong in the workplace or whether stay-at-home motherhood should be a choice.


  • December 7, 2011

    As technology continues to transform our culture, the workplace will need to evolve along with it. Flexibility in terms of time and space are among the myriad changes that technological advancements are bringing to the 21st century workplace,...