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.
The Affordable Care Act will make health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women and their families. As of October 1, 2013, individuals and families are able to enroll in new, affordable insurance, with coverage effective as early as January 1, 2014. Many people enrolling in health coverage through the health insurance marketplaces in their state will also be eligible for new sources of financial assistance to help them cover the cost of insurance. These frequently asked questions are designed to give you general information about available financial assistance, specifically the new Premium Tax Credits.
This webinar focuses on the changes that the IRS and the Social Security Administration have implemented since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision striking down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). If you’re a legally married same-sex couple, what do these changes mean for you? What’s new or different about filing your taxes, or claiming Social Security?
The typical American woman who works full time, year round was still paid only 78 cents for every dollar paid to her male counterpart in 2013. For women of color, the gaps are even larger. This document provides details about the wage gap measure that the Census Bureau and the National Women’s Law Center use, factors contributing to the wage gap, and how to close the gap.