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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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Reports & Toolkits | Underpaid & Overloaded: Women in Low-Wage Jobs

July 30, 2014

Over the past four decades, women’s work experience and educational attainment have increased dramatically.  Although women have better credentials than ever before, the job and income prospects for many are bleak. Women make up two-thirds of the nearly 20 million workers in low-wage jobs—defined in this report as jobs that typically pay $10.10 per hour or less—although they make up slightly less than half of the workforce as a whole. 

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Fact Sheet, Reports & Toolkits | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

May 12, 2015

Recognizing that when women succeed, their families and the economy prosper, some legislative leaders are taking action to create opportunities for women in the workplace. The National Women’s Law Center applauds these efforts because investment in women’s economic security is vital for women and their families.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Women, the Minimum Wage, and the Wage Gap, State by State

August 12, 2015

Fact Sheet | Women and the Minimum Wage, State by State Chart

August 04, 2015

Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Comments on Child Care Implications of TANF Reauthorization Proposal

July 31, 2015

Issue Briefs | The Minimum Wage and the EITC: Complementary Strategies Helping Working Women Lift Their Families Out of Poverty

July 29, 2015

Issue Briefs | Closing the Gap in the EITC Would Benefit 6.1 Million Working Women at All Stages of Their Lives

July 29, 2015