Economic Development & Security

Women are more likely to be poor than men, both in the United States and across the globe. Female-headed households are more liable to live in poverty. Families headed by single women in the US are more than twice as likely as other families to be poor. The poverty divide is even more dramatic for people of color: in the US, African-American (26.5 percent) and Latina women (23.6 percent) register much higher poverty rates than white women (11.6 percent). Evidence-based, research-driven policies and programs that recognize the diverse realities of poverty and attack its root causes are critical for producing change.

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Oct 15, 2008 WHY WOMEN ARE POOR IN RETIREMENT By Cindy Hounsell President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement As the...
Oct 14, 2008 posted by Linda Basch  MISSING: A DEBATE ON POVERTYAfter watching the debate last Tuesday, I was absolutely struck by the absence...
Sept 29, 2008 posted by Linda Basch WELCOME! Welcome to The REAL DEAL, the National Council for Research on Women's new blog on issues that...

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