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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color. The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women's Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Measuring the wealth gap for people who identify as women is critical to the development of policy, programs, and services to build their economic security. Yet wealth is more complex than it seems, making it hard to measure. Researchers can use available data to calculate medians...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Children & Families
This infographic highlights data of working women in Rhode Island and presents policy recommendations in response to the issues facing Rhode Island women. The data looks at labor force participation, part-time workers, median wages, and the relationship between educational attainment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
This report provides a closer look at the well-being of California's early educators during the COVID-19 public health crisis, using data collected from the 2020 California Early Care and Education Workforce Study. Key findings show that educators' low wages leave them vulnerable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Both gender and racial wealth gaps caused by policies and practices leave women of color without financial reserves to weather a job loss or economic crisis. CWWG’s critical report reviews the recent federal coronavirus relief packages and assesses the benefits, shortcomings, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Virginia
Source The Commonwealth Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
A review of county employee salaries reveals that many public employees in Loudoun County cannot afford to live in the county they serve. This brief highlights how collective bargaining could bring their pay closer to private sector pay levels and also reduce racial and gender pay...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities. This is the second in a series of publications that builds off AFN’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, exploring how the...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Milwaukee's service industry jobs offer low wages, inadequate and unpredictable hours, and poor benefits packages. This report calls attention to the crisis in low-wage service work by highlighting the average wages in key service occupations in Milwaukee, while outlining how these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This publication is the first in a series of briefs that build on Asset Funders Network’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, to explore how the gender wealth gap impacts women, particularly low-income women and women of color, throughout their life cycle, and provides responsive strategies...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level Other
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As the economy recovered from COVID-19 and many women and men returned to paid employment, deep gender and racial/ethnic gaps in both employment and pay persisted. This fact sheet models wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity in 2021, and outlines the role occupational segregation...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This infographic presents a snapshot of Women of Color in Rhode Island and the disparities they face, including lower levels of education and higher rates of poverty. This infographic reports that Women of Color are concentrated in industries like health care, social assistance,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Children & Families
Economic insecurity is the root of many of the problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Federal and state governments can help promote women’s economic security by implementing policies that promote equality and adequate earnings in the workplace and investing in programs that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early educators are some of the lowest-paid workers in every state, which especially burdens African American and Hispanic women in this profession. This report analyzes the racial disparities that exist in early education employment. Findings show that African American early educators...

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