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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Re:Gender Resources

  • AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30
    AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's...

  • INTRODUCTION: ECONOMIC SECURITY SUMMIT POLICY BRIEFS
    In keeping with a long-standing commitment to advancing women’s economic well-being, the...

  • NCRW Summit Social Supports and Safety Nets Policy Brief (2010)
    Participants in the breakout session on social supports and safety nets focused their attention on...

  • NCRW Background Paper: Reinvesting in Women and Families
    Based on available research, it is clear that while the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has...

  • NCRW Background Paper: Project on the Economic Recovery Act
    In the midst of the current economic crisis—which is exacerbating previously existing...

Reports & Publications

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Blog Posts

January 2, 2009 posted by Linda Basch The turn of a new year generally offers us a moment to reflect.  This year, with the U.S.
January 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird The Real Deal blog at NCRW has only been live for three months. However, the posts people have shared...
December 19, 2008 posted by Shyama VenkateswarAn op-ed just came across our desk that we wanted to share, as part of this week's Violence Forum here...
December 8, 2008 posted by adminKyla Bender-Baird: What message would you like to send to Hillary Clinton, our next likely Secretary of State? ...

News

  • January 1, 2012

     The first generation of highly paid professional women is about to enter retirement—and their path could serve as a model for others


  • December 30, 2011

     The recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of employed people in the Arab sector, mainly among women, according to a study commissioned by the National Insurance Institute of Israel.


  • December 26, 2011

    Barbara and Shannon Kelley critique a Swedish study, from the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) and the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) at Uppsala University, that suggests that women managers are no more likely to...


  • December 23, 2011

    In an effort to better understand the needs of its driver-members, the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association recently used a research class to conduct a member survey. Dr. Jeanette Kersten’s University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate students assist...


  • December 23, 2011

    Women retail workers earn an average of $9.77 an hour, compared to the $10.64 an hour earned by men, according to a new survey of 435 retail workers in the New York City area conducted by the Retail Action Project and the Murphy Institute. One dollar...