Economic Development & Security

Women are more likely to be poor than men, both in the United States and across the globe. Female-headed households are more liable to live in poverty. Families headed by single women in the US are more than twice as likely as other families to be poor. The poverty divide is even more dramatic for people of color: in the US, African-American (26.5 percent) and Latina women (23.6 percent) register much higher poverty rates than white women (11.6 percent). Evidence-based, research-driven policies and programs that recognize the diverse realities of poverty and attack its root causes are critical for producing change.

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 Fact Sheet: Welfare Reform and Education
    The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 pushed many poor women into jobs but without sufficient training or...

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Immigration
    In recent years, immigration has figured prominently in national politics and has become a cause of...

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By Melissa StevensonAs an ever-growing proportion of state budgets and the second biggest state expenditure after education, Medicaid presents itself...
By Melissa StevensonAt the June 22nd brown bag lunch, “Changing Workplace Scheduling as an Anti-Poverty Strategy,” sponsored by Half in...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...

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