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Census Poverty Report Didn't Reveal This: 41% of U.S. Women Either Poor Or On The Brink

Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Womens eNews (WOMENSENEWS)--On a day when the U.S. Census reported that poverty rates were stable at 15 percent a women's ec...

Alexander Eichler

You Won't Believe How Many Older Women Can't Pay Their Bills | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Every day, more of America's older women reach retirement age -- and then struggle to pay for the simplest things. Among all women in the United St...

Nearly Half Of All Households Lack Basic Economic Security

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

There are certain basic costs that every household runs up -- food costs, medical expenses, utility bills. And almost half of all Americans are in dan...

Defining Economic Security For American Families

Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact

What does it take to have economic stability in America? That was the question posed by the organization Wider Opportunities for Women, which recentl...

As CEO Pay Soars, Many New Jobs Fail To Provide A Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

Despite a falling unemployment rate and encouraging signs of a healing economy, a new report suggests America is not adding the right kind of jobs. ...

Making Deficit Decisions in the Dark

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

Earlier this month, the co-chairs of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released draft recommendations on how to ...

A Case of the Medicare What Ifs

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

Today, on Medicare's 45th birthday, I want to reflect on what the program means for me. Typically, people think of Medicare as a program that matters ...

Who Are the "Lesser People"? What the Fiscal Commission Needs to Hear About Poverty

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

There are far more Americans who are less well-off than we acknowledge. The federal poverty level, the benchmark by which we establish the country's poverty rates, is woefully outdated.

Growing Old in West Virginia - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

When it comes to aging in place, there's a lot to learn from West Virginia. It is the nation's second oldest state and with a burgeoning aging populat...