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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

Opening Doors to Women in the Workforce Article
Two women learn to write a resume during a class at JobTrain, an educational and training institution that also offers career counseling and job placement services in Menlo Park, California. (AP/Paul Sakuma)

Opening Doors to Women in the Workforce

Liz Wess explains why the Workforce Investment Act doesn’t always work for women and how Congress can improve it in this year’s reauthorization.

Liz Weiss

Opening Doors Report
A rack of job-seeking materials is seen at a career center. Women are particularly short-changed by the WIA system, which helps U.S. workers find jobs and get training. A number of reforms to the system could help it better serve women. (AP/Paul Sakuma)

Opening Doors

Report from Liz Weiss lays out reforms for ensuring the Workforce Investment Act better serves women.

Liz Weiss

Making COBRA More Equal Article
Holly Brown was able to stay insured after losing her job thanks to COBRA. The Equal Access to COBRA Act would correct a longstanding inequality by allowing partners and other beneficiaries to access health care after a break in coverage. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Making COBRA More Equal

New bill would correct a longstanding inequality by allowing partners and other beneficiaries to access health care after a break in coverage, write Liz Weiss and Josh Rosenthal.

Liz Weiss, Josh Rosenthal

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

Protecting Unmarried Women from Unscrupulous Lenders Article
Towana S. Gooch, a single mother, was on the verge of losing her townhouse in Upper Marlboro, MD, after her mortgage lender kicked her out of a government loan modification program because of a seven-cent error. The most important proposal for unmarried women is the creation of a federal Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which would aim to prevent predatory lending and the targeting of vulnerable borrowers. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

Protecting Unmarried Women from Unscrupulous Lenders

Oversight of consumer financial products is crucial for the economic security of unmarried women, many of whom are targeted by unscrupulous lenders, writes Liz Weiss.

Liz Weiss

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