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.
Reports & Publications
August 2, 2011
Report: Cutting the Social Security COLA by Changing the Way Inflation Is Calculated Would Especially Hurt WomenJuly 15, 2011
May 31, 2011
Report: The Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unintended Pregnancies: National and State-Level EstimatesMay 19, 2011
May 3, 2011