Economic Development & Security
Women continue to lag behind men in earnings and wages. The underlying reasons for these continuing disparities are cultural, social and economic. While unemployment rates for women have declined less for women than for men during the recent economic downturn, women are still apt to have lower-paying jobs, with fewer benefits, and more part-time and interrupted careers. As the jobless rate for men rises, women are increasingly becoming primary breadwinners for their families, often without increased access to child care, elder care and help with domestic chores and other key supports.
Reports & Publications
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Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women
The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter
Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)
Top Organizations Preparing Our Future Female Leaders