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.
Reports & Publications
Sarah Degnan Kambou Named Interim President of ICRW
Obama hails Height as humble force for equality
The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter
Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)
New Report: U.S. has Highest Rate of Single Mother Poverty