Race, Gender, and the Recession: Job Creation and Employment
In this study, we analyze proposed spending and resource allocation in each of the major policy areas. Then, we carefully compare the proposals to the economic and social conditions of communities of color to better understand and predict how communities will be directly impacted by the Reinvestment Act.
The recession is having a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities across the country. Record unemployment rates and a sharp decline in wages and opportunities for unskilled workers, coupled with the foreclosure and housing crisis, have made it difficult economically. For those who were already straddling the line between poverty and economic stability, the deepening economic crisis has pushed them over the edge.
Women of color and their communities have been hit hardest by the recession. With fewer assets and savings paired with lower earnings compared to their White counterparts, racial and ethnic minorities will have a difficult time riding out the economic storm. In fact, many communities of color were doing poorly before the crisis gripped the nation and their situation has only worsened over the last 14 months.
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What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.