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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.

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  • 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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December 5, 2008 posted by adminKyla Bender-Baird: What are your wildest dreams for Michelle Obama's four years in the White House?  (What...
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October 28, 2008. Posted by Linda Basch, President, National Council for Research on Women I'm pleased to share with you an op-ed I co-authored...
October 24, 2008 posted by Linda Basch  
Oct 15, 2008 WHY WOMEN ARE POOR IN RETIREMENT By Cindy Hounsell President of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement As the...

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