Tag Archives: low income women

News Round-up for Report on How Budget Cuts Affect Women and Families

The report, Falling Behind: The Impact of the Great Recession and the Budget Crisis on California’s Women and Their Families, which we released with the California Budget Project has been covered in a variety of media throughout the state. Here’s a select round-up of media. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the findings in various venues throughout the [...]

Pulling Families Back from the Edge

When will we realize that supporting women’s ability to work and excel is a key factor in lifting our state’s economy? Since 2007, child care and support for single mothers and low-income families have taken devastating blows as California struggles to balance its budget. Cutting childcare forces many women to choose between taking care of [...]

What does it take for low-income women to achieve economic security?

This Spotlight Webcast, featuring members of the Women’s Economic Security Campaign (WESC), explores the question. Surina Khan, from the Women’s Foundation of California, joins Shante K. Avant, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Shauné Zunzanyika, Women’s Funding Network, in discussing strategies that are proving to be effective in helping low-income women move out of [...]

News Round-Up: The Great Recession’s Impact on Women and Families

It’s been an active week for news about how the Great Recession has affected women and their families. The Joint Economic Committee released a report on how the Great Recession has affected working mothers and their families. The Ms. Foundation breaks it down for us. The Women’s Economic Security Campaign released a new report with recommendations [...]

How Women and Children Have Been Affected by the Great Recession

The Great Recession has often been referred to as a “Mancession.” But recent findings by the California Budget Project reveal that women have been hit disproportionately hard by the economic downturn. Some of the most startling findings: Between 2006 and 2009, the number of married-couple families relying on the mother as sole breadwinner almost doubled, [...]

Make a Mother’s Day Gift that Lasts for Generations to Come

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, the most important gift we could give the nation’s approximately 3.5 million impoverished single mothers is the support they need to move themselves and their families out of poverty. Our nation’s perilous economy has taken a toll on many lives. But the impact has been especially harsh for [...]

Making a Difference through Public Policy

“When you give a woman voice, and you give her the knowledge of her own power and [the knowledge] that she has control over her own life, her children’s lives, and in her community . . . that’s giving somebody freedom.” ~Kim Carter, Women’s Policy Institute fellow, ED of Time for Change Foundation Ten years [...]

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