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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Last week, the Ms. Foundation for Women--in partnership with the Center for Community Change and Lake Research Partners--hosted a successful Capitol...
Hands down, this post from California NOW recieves the award for best title of a blog addressing the gloomy issue of the economic recession. ...
By Courtney A. Fiske*The gap between the personal wealth of white and black Americans undergirds socioeconomic inequality in the United States. What...
This week, New York moved one step closer to becoming the first state to enact a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Here's what the Ms. Foundation has...

News

  • January 4, 2012

     There was a time when investment clubs were all the rage. Financially minded people -- amateurs and pros -- would gather over wine and snacks, book-club style, to research stocks and discuss which companies looked like the best investments....


  • January 1, 2012

     The first generation of highly paid professional women is about to enter retirement—and their path could serve as a model for others


  • December 20, 2011

     With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Just when they have to work longer hours to make ends meet, they are losing access to the thing they need most...


  • December 5, 2011

    While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text. They...


  • November 28, 2011

    The super-committee could not agree on a plan to cut the deficit by $1.2 to $1.5 trillion. Some in the media are calling it a failure – but the National...