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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November 5, 2008 posted by Vivienne Heston-Demirel Apologies for audio problems. It is 7:30 and we are going LIVE.7:27pm Michelle Goldberg - ...
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Oct 17, 2008 posted by Linda Basch Today I posted an op-ed over on, titled "What About Jane Plumber?" Here is how it...
Oct 15, 2008 WHY WOMEN ARE POOR IN RETIREMENT By Cindy Hounsell President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement As the...


  • May 2, 2011

    Ing Direct and conducted a survey that reveals that many women know very little about their own retirement plans.

  • December 7, 2010

    BBC: In the United Kingdom, many young adults are not saving enough for retirement.  Young women in particular are struggling with debt, and not able to start saving until much too late.

  • November 30, 2010

    Ms. Foundation for Women: The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights went into effect on November 29th in New York City. This bill guarantees basic work standards and protections for the nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers who work in the city and...

  • November 11, 2010

    NPR:  As the number of women increase in the military, so do the number of female veterans returning home.  Many of these women are under 35, and those who entered the military immediately after high school, have never managed their finances...

  • October 17, 2010

    Bloomberg: A new poll conducted by Bloomberg finds that fewer women than men feel likely they will have enough money in retirement. Women are also living more frugally and trimming household expenses and are more worried about unemployment than men...