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women and the economy

Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Global Women's Project | Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Reframing the Economy through Women's Eyes

Maria Riley presented “Reframing the Economy through Women’s Eyes” at the 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The presentation discusses problems with our current economic model and provides alternatives for moving forward toward a more sustainable and just future. It emphasizes and uses Feminist Political Economics and highlights the importance of accounting for unpaid household care work.

Global Women's Project | Thu, May 31, 2012

The Continuing Effects of the Great Recession on Women and Families

The Great Recession is said to be officially over. Yet, millions remain unemployed, families continue to struggle and social protection programs are being cut. Read this month’s briefing paper, The Continuing Effects of the Great Recession on Women and Families,” to learn more about the economic barriers millions continue to face.

Global Women's Project | Thu, Sep 29, 2011

The Implications of the Work-Life Conflict in the United States

For the last six decades, women have been entering the paid labor force in record numbers. With the advent of the Great Recessions, millions of women in the United States became primary or co-breadwinners in their families. Yet our social policies have failed to acknowledge that family composition has changed, leaving families to face the work-life conflict on their own. “The Implications of the Work-Life Conflict in the United States” outlines just how harmful the current policies of the United States are.