Economic Development & Security

Women in the United States frequently lack basic services that are taken for granted in many other parts of the world. To be able to live in economic security, they require educational opportunities; paid sick leave; affordable, quality child care and elder care; as well as portable health care and adequate retirement benefits to protect them throughout their lives. While programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Food Stamps are available, they do not go far enough. More robust safety nets are needed to lift and keep women and their families out of poverty.

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By Talia WeisbergI had the amazing opportunity to participate in a NOW webinar moderated by Terry O’Neill, President of NOW, “The Budget...
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...
Originally posted on Igniting Change, the Ms. Foundation for Women blog

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