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Women and Poverty Research

States with Equal Minimum Wages for Tipped Workers Have Smaller Wage Gaps for Women Overall and Lower Poverty Rates for Tipped Workers
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Julie Vogtman, and Joan Entmacher, National Women's Law Center, September 2014

Steadying the Foundation: Maternal Job Stability, Safety Net Programs and Young Children's Health
Children's HealthWatch, August 2014

Steadying the Foundation: Maternal Job Stability, Safety Net Programs and Young Children's Health
Children's HealthWatch, August 2014

Families Continue to Rely on Wives As Breadwinners Post-Recession
Kristin Smith and Andrew Schaefer, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire,
July 2014
Women's Work: The Economic Mobility of Women Across a Generation
The Pew Charitable Trusts, April 2014

Low-Income Working Mothers and State Policy: Investing for a Better Economic Future
Deborah Povich, Brandon Roberts, and Mark Mather, Working Poor Families Project, February 2014

The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, January 2014

Insecure & Unequal: Poverty and Income among Women and Families 2000-2012
National Women's Law Center, September 2013

Why We Need a Fair Shot: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead

Judith Warner, Center for American Progress, September 2013

How Pay Inequity Hurts Women of Color

Sophia Kerby, Center for American Progress, April 2013

Insecure & Unequal: Poverty and Income among Women and Families, 2000-2011

National Women's Law Center, September 2012

Cutting Programs for Low-Income People Especially Hurts Women and Their Families
National Women's Law Center, August 2012

The Wage Gap for Women: The Consequences of Workplace Pay Inequity for Women in America

Sarah Jane Glynn, Center for American Progress, August 2012

Women’s Well-Being: Ranking America’s Top 25 Metro Areas
Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, Measure of America, April 2012

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security
Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn, Center for American Progress, April 2012

Protecting Workers and Their Families with Paid Family Leave and Caregiving Credits

Anne O'Leary, Center for American Progress, April 2012

Social Security: A Key Retirement Resource for Women
Selena Caldera, AARP Public Policy Institute, March 2012

Tipped Over the Edge: Gender Inequity in the Restaurant Industry
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, February 2012

Hunger and Poverty Hurt African-American Women and Children
Bread for the World Institute, February 2012

Retirement on the Edge: Women,Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession
Cynthia Hess, Jeff Hayes and Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research, October 2011

Women and Men Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession
Jeff Hayes and Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research, October 2011

Characteristics of Low-Income Single Mothers Disconnected from Work and Public Assistance
Pamela J. Loprest and Austin Nichols, Urban Institute, August 2011

Employment Crisis Worsens for Black Women during the Recovery

National Women's Law Center, August 2011

Six Key Facts on Women and Social Security
Institute for Women's Policy Research, June 2011

Latinas and Social Security
Institute for Women's Policy Research, April 2011

The Impact of Recent Budget Proposals on Women of Color, Their Families and Communities
Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner, February 2011

Social Security Especially Vital to Women and People of Color, Men Increasingly Reliant

Heidi Hartmann, Jeff Hayes and Robert Drago Institute for Women’s Policy Research, January 2011

Women and Social Security: Key Facts
National Women's Law Center, January 2011

36 Cents Short - Wage Gap in Sales and Related Occupations Highest of Any Sector

National Women's Law Center, January 2011

Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women (pdf)
National Economic Council, The White House, October 2010

At Rope’s End: Single Women, Mothers, Wealth and Assets in the U.S. (pdf)
Mariko Chang and C. Nicole Mason Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, October 2010

2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area (pdf)
Washington Area Women's Foundation, October 2010

Child Care Matters: Building Economic Security for Low-Income Women (pdf)
Women's Economic Security Campaign, September 2010

Poverty Among Women and Families, 2000-2009: Great Recession Brings Highest Rate in 15 Years (pdf)
National Women's Law Center, September 2010

Separate and Not Equal? Gender Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap (pdf)
Ariane Hegewisch, Hannah Liepmann, Jeffrey Hayes, and Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research, September 2010

Women in Poverty During the Great Recession: Public Benefits Do Not Always Respond to Rising Need Variation Across States is Substantial (pdf)
Jane M. Henrici, Ph.D., Allison Suppan Helmuth, Frances Zlotnick, and Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Institute for Women's Policy Research, September 2010

Aiming Higher: Removing Barriers to Education, Training and Jobs for Low-Income Women (pdf)
Women's Economic Security Campaign, May 2010

Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women: Overview of Laws and Legislation in the 111th Congress
Liz Weiss and Page Gardner, Center for American Progress, March 2010

Women and Men's Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession (pdf)
Heidi Hartmann, Ashley English and Jeffrey Hayes, Institute for Women's Policy Research, February 2010

The State of Opportunity, 2009
The Opportunity Agenda, January 2010

Building Illinois’ Workforce of the Future
Meegan Dugan Bassett, Women Employed, November 2009

Green Equity Toolkit: Advancing Race, Gender and Economic Equity in the Green Economy
Yvonne Yen Liu and Terry Keleher, Applied Research Center, November 2009

Creating Opportunity for Low-Income Women in the Green Economy (pdf)
Women's Economic Security Campaign, October 2009

State Child Care Assistance Policies 2009
Karen Schulman and Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center, September 2009

Unemployment among Single Mother Families (pdf)
Institute for Women's Policy Research, September 2009

Meager and Diminishing Welfare Benefits Perpetuate Widespread Material Hardship for Poor Women and Children (pdf)
Legal Momentum, July 2009

Single Mothers and Poverty: Agenda for Action (pdf)
Montgomery County Commission for Women, June 2009

A Health Impact Assessment of the Healthy Families Act of 2009
Won Kim Cook, Jonathan Heller, Rajiv Bhatia and Lili Farhang, National Partnership for Women & Families, June 2009

Putting Women's Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level
Cara V. James, Alina Salganicoff, Megan Thomas, Usha Ranji, Marsha Lillie-Branton and Roberta Wyn, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2009

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget: A New Direction for Women and Families (pdf)
National Women's Law Center, May 2009

Changing Poverty and Changing Antipoverty Policies
Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger, Institute for Research on Poverty, April 2009

Feeding Our Future: Growing Up Healthy with WIC
Karen Jeng, Elizabeth L. March, John T. Cook and Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Children's HealthWatch, March 2009

National Campaign Analysis: Preliminary 2007 Teen Birth Data
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, March 2009

Fact Sheet: Women and Entitlements (pdf)
Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women's Policy Research, February 2009

The Straight Facts on Women in Poverty
Alexandra Cawthorne, Center for American Progress, October 2008

Young Men Are Still Economically Better Off Than Young Women (pdf)
Timothy Casey, Legal Momentum, September 2008

Why Americans Worry About Retirement Security, and Why Women Worry More Than Men (pdf)
Vicky Lovell, Heidi Hartmann and Claudia Williams, Institute for Women's Policy Research, May 2008

Women at Greater Risk of Economic Insecurity: A Gender Analysis of the Rockefeller Foundation's American Worker Survey (pdf)
Vicky Lovell, Heidi Hartmann and Claudia Williams, Institute for Women's Policy Research, May 2008

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (pdf)
Avis Jones-DeWeever, Institute for Women's Policy Research, April 2008

From Work to Retirement: Tracking Changes in Women’s Poverty Status(pdf)
Sunhwa Lee and Lois Shaw, AARP Public Policy Institute, AARP Foundation, February 2008

The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in the United States (pdf)
Tori Finkle, Heidi Hartmann and Sunhwa Lee, Institute for Women's Policy Research, December 2007

Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back: The “Cliff Effect” – Colorado’s Curious Penalty for Increased Earnings (pdf)
Kinsey Alden Dinan, Michelle Chau and Nancy K. Cauthen, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia Unviersity, June 2007

Status of Women in Atlanta: A Survey of Economic, Demographic, and Social Indicators for the 15-County Area (pdf)
Rachel Ferencik, John Matthews, Christine Moloi, Lakshmi Pandey, Dawud Ujamaa and Sally Wallace, Fiscal Research Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, May 2007

Building Economic Security and Sustainability for Women and Their Families: A Roadmap for Grantmaking by Women’s Funds (pdf)
Women’s Funding Network, September 2006