The Citi Education Series on Family Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center is designed to improve the economic and educational opportunities of low-income women and their families. Current areas of focus include:
- Family Tax Credits
- Dropout Prevention
- Career and Technical Education
- Child Support
- Retirement Security
These free online trainings help advocates and service providers work with families in their communities.
In 2010, half of all women 15 and older earned less than $26,552.
In 2010, nearly 4.7 million more women than men lived in poverty.
More than 1 in 4 (25.3%) girls drops out of school each year.
Even with Social Security, over 17% of elderly women living alone were poor in 2009.
Based on enrollment data from 2002 to 2004, girls comprised less than one-quarter of students enrolled in traditionally male career and technical education classes in subjects like agriculture (25%), precision production (17%), engineering (17%), construction and repair (10%), and automotive (9%).