Economic Development & Security

Women continue to lag behind men in earnings and wages. The underlying reasons for these continuing disparities are cultural, social and economic. While unemployment rates for women have declined less for women than for men during the recent economic downturn, women are still apt to have lower-paying jobs, with fewer benefits, and more part-time and interrupted careers. As the jobless rate for men rises, women are increasingly becoming primary breadwinners for their families, often without increased access to child care, elder care and help with domestic chores and other key supports.

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

  • NCRW Summary: Economic Recovery in the Cities
    FEBRUARY 1, 2010 Representatives from New York City and surrounding cities gathered at Columbia...

  • NCRW Summary: What the Federal Government Must Do to Tackle the Unemployment Crisis (Webinar 2010)
    On January 28, 2010 six organizations came together for an on-line webinar to recommend what the...

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The numbers abound: unemployment benefits are a healthy investment for the U.S. economy.The Department of Labor's multi-year report documented...
Just in from the National Women's Law Center:
By Nkiru Uzodi*On Thursday, October 21st I jumped on the phone with other NCRW staffers to get the latest dish on women and the economy straight from...
By Linda Basch and Shyama VenkateswarNovember 2nd. Election Day 2010.  It’s days away and many are calling this the most unpredictable...

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