Everyone should be aware of how the recession and economic strife are impacting women (and frequently, therefore, children and families) disproportionately. Here’s a list of articles that provide numerous perspectives on the issues:
1. From Women’s eNews today:Women are almost twice as likely as men to hold subprime mortgages. That means the ability of many to hang on to their homes could be tied up with Senate action–expected this month–on a bill to reduce mortgage payments.
2. Feminist Peace Network wrote a
nine ten-part series on the economic impact on women, here and around the globe. Many of the posts offer links to more information. These entries have been published between October 2008 and March 12, 2009:
3. The Women’s Media Center asks us to think about women, poverty and the burden on President Obama in As Global Recession Drives More Women into Poverty, a Challenge to Obama.
6. The New York Times blog, Economix, posted a entry about how early childhood education is the "ultimate growth industry" to be considered when considering the stimulus.
7. PunditMom aka Joanne Bamberger submitted a project that would involve interviewing women who live in different places all over the U.S. and chronicling their stories of how they’re kicking "the economic crisis in the butt." You can vote for her project through April 3, 2009.
9. Ohio State University’s Institute on Women’s blog posted, "Women and the Economy – Various Viewpoints" and links to reports on how women in the insurance and financial sectors are being hit (hattip to Julie Graber, director of the Institute).
10. Jen Nedeau at Change.org’s Women’s Right site, had a great round-up on March 16, in A Few Thoughts on Women & the Economy (including links I have not provided).
If you know of any other posts or articles that discuss this topic, please list them in the comments and I’ll also try to add them to the main post.