Economic Development & Security

Women in the United States frequently lack basic services that are taken for granted in many other parts of the world. To be able to live in economic security, they require educational opportunities; paid sick leave; affordable, quality child care and elder care; as well as portable health care and adequate retirement benefits to protect them throughout their lives. While programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamps are available, they do not go far enough. More robust safety nets are needed to lift and keep women and their families out of poverty.

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By Kate Kahan*Women’s economic security is critically important to the economic growth of our country. Women play a vital role in America...
By Kyla Bender-BairdWhat a day! We have just come back from breakout group discussions where we all put our heads together to discuss the most...
By Kyla Bender-BairdThe day is finally here! Today is the Economic Security Summit, Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the...

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