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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On July 11th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the farm bill that eliminates all nutritional aid to hungry Americans in need,...
Quality early care and education are truly a gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...
Did you know that women are more likely to face negative social consequences for negotiating?  This seems to go against the pervasive...
A recent New York Times editorial states that under the Obama administration the homeless population has remained steady. The American Recovery and...
*By Lily Rossow-GreenbergBy now we’ve all seen this video of a police officer giving a homeless man a pair of boots, however, we need to take a...

News

  • September 2, 2010

    WeNews: As the new health reform laws begin to take effect, advocates are reaching out to uninsured women who may not be aware that they can qualify for one of the new insurance pools. However, for many low-income women, the insurance is still too...


  • August 30, 2010

    KPBS: The California legislature has unanimously voted fpr a bill that would restore the Every Woman Counts Program, which offers breast and cervical cancer screenings to more than 6000 low-income women a year.  It is unclear whethe Governor...


  • August 25, 2010

    USA Today: Alan Simpson, the Republican co-chairman of a bipartisan fiscal commision has landed in hot water over his sexist and offensive comments to the Older Women's League, where he descibed Social Security as a "milk cow with 310 million...


  • July 12, 2010

    Forbes: Women's World Banking (WWB), a global network of 40 microfinance institutions and banks in 28 developing countries is moving into a broad array of products and services for women, including savings, insurance and financial education....


  • July 10, 2010

    Mercury News:  Due to the California budget crisis, a state program called Every Woman Counts, which ...