Economic Development & Security

Women are active players driving the economy, nationally and globally. They are important breadwinners for their families, grow most of the world’s food and are entering the formal and informal sectors of the labor market in increasing numbers. Despite their enormous contributions, women are still largely absent from leadership positions and their voices and perspectives are often missing from economic policymaking at the local, regional, national and international levels. To promote their wellbeing, women need access to adequate income and quality education to support themselves and their families. Women still earn less than men and make up a disproportionate number of the poor, both nationally and globally. In the United States, women’s wellbeing and advancement depend on their access to basic services, opportunities and safety nets, such as paid sick leave, affordable child care and elder care, advanced education, health care and adequate housing.

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By Juliana Stebbins*On March 4th, the Center for American Progress invited an array of policy experts and policymakers to discuss the new White House...
By Kate Meyer*The National Women’s Law Center hosted a call last week on What’s Next for Early Childhood in the 112th Congress with...
The Department of Labor featured an interesting segment in their newsletter this week: Secretary Solis answers three questions on a hot button issue...
This just in!  Eileen Applebaum from the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Ruth  Milkman have released findings from their latest...

News

  • June 25, 2012

    Joan C. Williams argues that both Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg have the right ideas about having it all.


  • June 20, 2012

     The results of a study carried out by the researchers of the Inserm unit 1018 (Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health) and published in the International Journal of Cancer show that the risk of developing breast cancer is...


  • June 20, 2012

    A new paper by researchers at Texas Christian University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Arizona State University examine the "lipstick effect" and find that the more insecure the economy, the more...


  • June 20, 2012

     We have known for awhile that investing in women makes dollars and sense, now check out the numbers that prove it! We’ll be discussing it at our National Conference this week in DC!


  • June 18, 2012

    A new study by Financial Finesse Inc. suggests that the financial wellness gap between women and men is widening.