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 Gail Cooper and Isabel Jenkins -Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay...
On July 11th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the farm bill that eliminates all nutritional aid to hungry Americans in need,...
This Sunday, bouquets of roses, Hallmark cards, and restaurant reservations will be deployed by citizenry anxious to promote and valorize an ideal...
Quality early care and education are truly gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...
Did you know that women are more likely to face negative social consequences for negotiating?  This seems to go against the pervasive...

News

  • September 23, 2011

    Most jobs lost during the recession were middle wage jobs, and those created during and since the recession have been predominantly low wage jobs. The author states the rates of poverty among racial, age, and gender demographics, noting that women are...


  • September 23, 2011

    This updated report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research charts the fluctuation in men’s and women’s employment rates during the recession. It argues that men have been quicker to recover jobs lost while women’s recovery...


  • September 23, 2011

    C. Nicole Mason, Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner, advocates for large scale governmental interventions to alleviate poverty. She also notes that those who oppose “large government” have suggested no...


  • September 23, 2011

    At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Women and the Economy Summit in San Francisco, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with delegates and ministers from twenty one countries in Asia and the Americas. Clinton highlighted women’s...


  • September 23, 2011

    In a Daily Beast article, Leslie Bennetts looks at the Census Bureau’s latest figures on poverty showing that women are hit hardest in every category, but somehow the major media omitted to mention it in their reports. She suggests some of what...