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Fact Sheet | Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

November 4, 2014

Public social insurance and safety net programs are critical to the economic security of women and families. Social Security, the EITC, SNAP, unemployment insurance, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are five key programs that lifted families’ incomes above the official poverty line in 2013.

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Reports & Toolkits | Insecure & Unequal: Poverty and Income Among Women and Families 2000-2013

September 29, 2014

This report provides a gender analysis of national and state poverty and income data for 2013, released by the Census Bureau in September 2014

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Issue Briefs | Long-Term Unemployment: Spotlight on Women and Families

June 18, 2014

This issue brief brief highlights long-term unemployment trends among women and the impact of parents’ long-term unemployment on children.

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Infographics and Internet Memes | Poverty and Opportunity Profile: Mothers

May 7, 2014

This infographic by Half-in-Ten and the National Women’s Law Center summarizes key facts about how America’s mothers are faring, the challenges they face, and the policies that can help them thrive.

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Reports & Toolkits | Insecure & Unequal: Poverty Among Women and Families 2000-2012

September 26, 2013

This report provides a gender analysis of national and state poverty and income data for 2012, released by the Census Bureau in September 2013.

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Fact Sheet | National Snapshot: Poverty Among Women & Families, 2012

September 18, 2013

The poverty rates for women, like poverty rates overall, remained at historically high levels in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released in September 2013. Women’ poverty rates were once again substantially above the poverty rates for men.

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More Resources

Issue Briefs | Cutting Programs for Low-Income People Especially Hurts Women and Their Families

November 18, 2014

Fact Sheet | After DOMA: Tax Filing FAQs for Same-Sex Married Couples

November 13, 2014

Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

November 07, 2014

Fact Sheet | Use Social Media to Get the Word Out

November 06, 2014

Fact Sheet | What to Bring to a VITA/ TCE/Tax-Aide Site

November 05, 2014