Poverty

Women are more likely to be poor than men, both in the United States and across the globe. Female-headed households are more liable to live in poverty. Families headed by single women in the US are more than twice as likely as other families to be poor. The poverty divide is even more dramatic for people of color: in the US, African-American (26.5 percent) and Latina women (23.6 percent) register much higher poverty rates than white women (11.6 percent). Evidence-based, research-driven policies and programs that recognize the diverse realities of poverty and attack its root causes are critical for producing change.

New Resources on Women’s Poverty and Health

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http://www.nwlc.org/details.cfm?id=3732&section=child%20and%20family%20support

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

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http://www.nwlc.org
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