March 8th, 2011

This International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting our resources and research on women in poverty.

Did you know:

In Alabama, nearly half of female-headed households with children live in poverty – Alabama Poverty Project 2010 Datasheet

Women earn only 75 percent of what men with similar experience and education earn, and the gender pay gap is even larger for women of color – White House Report on Women in America

42 percent of working mothers in Alabama are the primary breadwinners in their household – Center for American Progress

Women are more economically insecure in retirement – Institute for Women’s Policy Reseach

Young and unmarried women face greater economic insecurity than young and unmarried men – Center for American Progress

Check out more of our resources on women in our Resources and Research database.

Posted by Robyn Hyden