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The Other Half Report
Improving the economic situation of unmarried women will help our national economy overall. Policymakers should focus on policies that will increase unmarried women’s wages and spending potential, reduce their debt and increase their wealth, and improve the lives and futures of the children they are raising. (iStockphoto)

The Other Half

Report from Liz Weiss and Page Gardner discusses how improving the economic situation of unmarried women will help our national economy out of the Great Recession.

Liz Weiss, Page Gardner

Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women Report
Despite the economic disparities unmarried women face, they make major contributions to the economy and their communities. Most unmarried women work outside the home, and they are more than a fifth of the nation’s workers. (Flickr/<a href=Gabriela Camerotti)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/umd_women_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/umd_women_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/umd_women_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/umd_women_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/umd_women_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women

A report by Liz Weiss and Page Gardner outlines an economic security agenda for unmarried women with a focus on key areas of legislation in the 111th Congress.

Liz Weiss, Page Gardner