New York City is home to more than four million women and girls representing a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, citizenship statuses, educational attainment levels, and occupations. Of those, close to one in four are economically vulnerable, meaning they are likely to live in poverty, have lower earnings and suffer longer spells of unemployment than other women in the City.
The Economic Security and Well-being Index for Women in New York City™ provides an in-depth analysis of the economic security, health and safety, and well-being of women in the 59 community districts. It analyzes issues that shape the lives of women and girls, including poverty, income and employment; violence and safety; and education and health. It is part of The New York Women’s Foundation’s ongoing effort to deepen our understanding of the barriers to success and opportunity for women and girls in New York City. The report’s overarching goals are to:
- Provide baseline information and data on the status of women and girls living throughout the five boroughs of New York City;
- Inform public policies, resource allocation and programs at the local and state levels; and
- Provide our grantee partners, government officials, advocates and funders with easily accessible data on the myriad issues impacting women and girls in New York City.