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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

Fact Sheet | Checklist of Tax Issues for Immigrant Workers

January 28, 2015

Fact Sheet | Immigrant Families and Taxes: Why It’s Important to File a Tax Return

January 28, 2015

Fact Sheet | State Tax Materials (Spanish and other languages)

January 26, 2015

Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Comments on Census Bureau 2015 National Content Test

January 22, 2015

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Comments of the National Women’s Law Center on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs

January 20, 2015