The Real Deal Blog

By NCRW Channel: Fast Fact

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:43am

By Allie Fernandez

Recent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has helped to contribute to a fascinating new report by the National Women’s Law Center on women’s unemployment rates in the U.S. According to their analysis, women have lost ground in the job market in the two years since the recession officially ended in June 2009:

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 2:10pm

By Allie Fernandez*

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 12:08pm

By Kyla Bender-Baird

This week has been National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. All week I've been keeping my eye open for a fact to feature in honor of this important week.  Well, last night, the National Center for Transgender Equality delivered it straight to my inbox. Don't you love it when that happens? 

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:37pm

By Kate Meyer*

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 2:24pm

In 2008, families in the lowest income bracket needed to sacrafice 55 percent of their annual income to send their child to a four-year public university.  In comparison, a family in the top income bracket spent only 9 percent.  As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for many women and low-income families.

Increasing student aid to fill the gap between rising college costs and decreasing median family income is critical to ensuring that higher education is affordable to low-income students.

To learn more, download our latest fact sheet, Increasing Student Aid--Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students