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About the Series

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:



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Statistics

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%).