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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Head on over to AlterNet to see our latest op-ed by NCRW Director of Research and Programs, Shyama Venkateswar. In "Women of Color Slammed by...
By Linda Basch* Today marks the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In its first year, ARRA has provided tax...
By Linda A. Meric* As we mark the one-year ARRA anniversary, it’s time to look at strategies on the road to recovery.ARRA investment can...
January 25, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird Ever since my sophomore year of college, when I took “Social, Class, and Power,” I’ve...

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