Caregiving

Compared to men, women spend a disproportionate amount of time attending to the needs of children and adults under their care.. Because of caregiving demands, more than half of employed women caregivers have made special workplace arrangements, such as arriving late, leaving early or working fewer hours. Women represent 61 percent of all caregivers and 75 percent of caregivers who report feeling very strained emotionally, physically or financially by such responsibilities. Minor-aged women and girls also shoulder caregiving duties, usually unrecognized and uncompensated. Affordable, accessible, quality child care and elder care, as well as greater delegation of responsibilities to spouses and partners, are required to offset the overwhelming care loads within families and communities.

INTRODUCTION: ECONOMIC SECURITY SUMMIT POLICY BRIEFS

In keeping with a long-standing commitment to advancing women’s economic well-being, the Council has launched several initiatives aimed at strengthening the economic security of women of all ages, particularly women of color, and their dependents. In close collaboration with researchers, advocates, policymakers, and funders, these initiatives seek to identify solutions to move women and children from poverty to greater economic resiliency and autonomy.

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Looking to Women in America for Solutions

*By Kate Meyer

Last week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, hosted a White House Webchat to highlight findings from the recently released report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Here at NCRW we were thrilled to see Jarrett and Bansal advocating for the same policies and programs that are on our agenda.


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Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)

March is International Women’s Month! Our special guest for the March 22nd broadcast is Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs for the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).   We’ll discuss the work of NCRW and the perils women around the world are facing.  Economic struggles, education and health care are topics we will explore as we seek answers on how to improve the lives of women and girls. Tuesday, March 22th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to www.party934.com, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to listen to Shyama Venkateswar of NCRW.  We will also broadcast special selections of international music from women recording artists around the world.
Visit host Lyn Twyman’s site at http://www.lyntwyman.com/
 

About Shyama Venkateswar and NCRW

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