Taxes & Tax Reform

The US tax structure has increasingly favored wealthy individuals and corporations, shifting the tax burden to middle and lower income individuals—disproportionately women. With funding cuts that further undermine women’s economic security, the importance of tax and budgetary reforms is critical for women’s economic well-being and advancement. The impact of fiscal policies on women and families needs wider public understanding accompanied by appropriate and effective policy responses.

Precarious Lives: Gender Lens on Low-Wage Work

 

 

Download Precarious Lives: Gender Lens on Low-Wage Work Primer
 

Written by: Rosa Cho; Edited by: Gail Cooper
Contributors: Mimi Abramovitz, Julia R. Henly and Stephen Pimpare
 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2014 Annual Conference

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, and the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan hosted "Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice" in Ann Arbor from May 14-16, 2014.

This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference focused on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility, and drilled down on the precarity of low-wage workers. It covered everything from tipped workers as they struggle to get employers to treat them fairly and with respect to worker centers' efforts to help low-wage workers understand relevant laws and their rights. In addition, a range of policy recommendations were generated during the conference's breakout sessions and were then provided to Michigan elected officials.

Highlights included:

AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30

AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's Voices

NWBC's 2011 Annual Report

  The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) submitted its 2011 Annual Report to the president, Congress and U.S. Small Business Administration, providing its list of policy and program recommendations for how the government can best assist women-owned businesses.

URL: 
http://www.nwbc.gov/research/nwbcs-2011-annual-report

National Council of Women’s Organizations Launches “Respect, Protect, Reject” Campaign

This post was originally featured on the Institute for Women's Policy Research Blog on July 19, 2011. 

 

By Heidi Reynolds-Stenson


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