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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The Barnard Center for Research on Women produced this fantastic video of notable feminists supporting the important role domestic workers play....
There has been a lot of talk about the gender dimensions of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery efforts--most notably the American Recovery...
March 9, 2010 posted by Jacqueline Mumbey* This afternoon, NCRW co-sponsored a CSW side event with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership,...
March 8, 2010 posted by Shyama Venkateswar Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day all over the world, let us take a moment to reflect...

News

  • November 16, 2011

    The American Independent takes a look at how the super committee’s proposal could disproportionately impact women.


  • November 14, 2011

    Economist Nancy Folbre asks, "Do poor people represent the bottom 16 percent of the population or the bottom 15 percent? The answer matters more than you might think."

     


  • November 10, 2011

    In a speech tailored to the largely female audience of the National Women's Law Center, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that congressional Republicans are more interested in dividing the country than in strengthening the economy and...


  • November 9, 2011
    Sallie Krawcheck, the former head of Bank of America's wealth management unit, says Wall Street must raise its appeal to the next generation of investors and female professionals to remain competitive in the wealth management industry....

  • November 9, 2011
    Even though the recovery started more than two years ago (in GDP terms), many women aren't feeling the positive effects. While the overall unemployment rate has fallen in recent months to 9 percent, the jobless rate for women has increased during...