Economic Development & Security

Compared to men, women spend a disproportionate amount of time attending to the needs of children and adults under their care.. Because of caregiving demands, more than half of employed women caregivers have made special workplace arrangements, such as arriving late, leaving early or working fewer hours. Women represent 61 percent of all caregivers and 75 percent of caregivers who report feeling very strained emotionally, physically or financially by such responsibilities. Minor-aged women and girls also shoulder caregiving duties, usually unrecognized and uncompensated. Affordable, accessible, quality child care and elder care, as well as greater delegation of responsibilities to spouses and partners, are required to offset the overwhelming care loads within families and communities.

Re:Gender Resources

  • INTRODUCTION: ECONOMIC SECURITY SUMMIT POLICY BRIEFS
    In keeping with a long-standing commitment to advancing women’s economic well-being, the...

  • NCRW Summit Social Supports and Safety Nets Policy Brief (2010)
    Participants in the breakout session on social supports and safety nets focused their attention on...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Affordable Child Care Needed as Women's Labor Force Participation Grows
    Making childcare affordable is critical to working families and key to women’s economic well-...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Guaranteed Paid Leave--A National Imperative for Women and Families
    The lack of guaranteed paid leave creates economic hardship for the U.S. labor force as well as...

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On July 11th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the farm bill that eliminates all nutritional aid to hungry Americans in need,...
Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing...
This Sunday, bouquets of roses, Hallmark cards, and restaurant reservations will be deployed by citizenry anxious to promote and valorize an ideal...
Quality early care and education are truly gifts that will keep on giving, not only to mothers, but to all of us.  We’re not saying that...
By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*I joined a distinguished panel of researchers, advocates, and experts at the Yale Club on Thursday, January 19th when I...

News

  • October 16, 2008

  • By Punditry Alone?

  • Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women

  • Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)

  • 2014 Annual Conference

    Photos from the "Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice" conference