women of color

Race, Gender and the Recession: Job Creation

This report focuses on the impact of the recession on the employment and economic well-being of women and communities of color.

URL: 
http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/reports/Race_Gender_and_the_Recession_Job_Creation

Employment Status of Women and Men in 2007

URL: 
http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/Qf-ESWM07_txt.htm

Presentation "Chicana por mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism"

Date/Time: 
03/17/2010

Location: CEW, 330 E. Liberty Street

 

ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FORUM: Child Care and Green Jobs Key to Women’s Lasting Economic Security

By Sara K. Gould*

Linda Basch: How has ARRA impacted our economy from a local, community, or individual/family perspective?

Sara Gould: ARRA has provided a crucial injection of support to states during the worst of our nation’s current economic crisis. Take child care, for example: several states have used the funding to prevent budget cuts; some have reduced waiting lists for subsidized child care; and others have worked to improve the quality of child-care delivery.


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ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT FORUM: Green Recovery for a Few--Why Equity is Necessary to Ensure Green Jobs for Women and POC

By Yvonne Liu*

One year has passed since the Obama administration enacted the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the largest boon to public spending and the safety net since the New Deal. Last week, President Obama linked economic recovery to investments in clean energy and green job creation in his State of the Union address.


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For Valentine's Day, Just Give Me Equity

On Valentine's Day, Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women, wrote an op-ed calling for greater gender equity:

This Valentine's Day, skip the chocolates and the teddy bears. Don't bother with expensive flowers or that revealing lingerie you've been eyeing. Quite frankly, many of us are just not in the mood. What women really want, in these volatile times, is greater economic opportunity and security.

Read the rest of Linda's op-ed.


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NWLC Fact Sheet: Making Unemployment Insurance Work for Women--The Unfinished Agenda (2010)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided incentives to states to modernize their unemployment insurance (UI) programs and improve coverage for women. Many states responded – but many have yet to act, despite urgent need.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/MakingUIWorkforWomen2010.pdf
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