Insecure & Unequal—Poverty & Income Among Women & Families



Protecting low income programs remains absolutely critical for women and their families.  Census data shows that the poverty rate has stabilized at a historically high level. Programs like Social Security will help protect struggling families – but Congress must chose to protect them! Get more details on this state poverty data and essential programs that help low-income families in the National women’s Law Center’s latest blog article.

A report prepared by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) provides a gender analysis of national Census data for 2011, released by the Census Bureau in September 2012. The NWLC supplies this analysis, as it has for several years, because little information broken out by gender is available directly from the Census Bureau’s series of reports titled Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. Insecure and Unequal provides a snapshot of poverty and income data in 2011 – and changes in poverty and the wage gap from 2010 to 2011 and since 2000  – for women, men, children, and families by race, ethnicity and age.

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