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
October 16, 2008
October 8, 2008
Stanford Researcher Urges Universities, Businesses to Offer Benefit To Pay For Housework
New Report Shows Safety Net Failing America’s Women, Workers and Families
The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter