Economic Security

What’s Next for Community Philanthropy Toolkit

Publication date: 
06/2014
The toolkit features essays, exercises, and games to help community philanthropy organizations of all kinds understand emerging trends, open up to new possibilities, and innovate new approaches and practices for serving communities

Disrupting Poverty: Coming Together to Build Financial Security for Individuals and Communities

Publication date: 
03/2014
Building financial security is an important goal for those working to reduce poverty in America, where 30 percent of households live paycheck to paycheck. Given the complexity and scale of the challenge, approaches to building wealth and financial security must focus both on supporting individual capabilities and expanding market opportunities in communities and geographic regions.
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Gender Lens on Poverty Primer

Publication date: 
12/2013
This National Council for Research on Women primer is a composite snapshot of extreme to near poverty in the U.S. today and the special challenges it poses for women. Compiling the research of leading scholars and policy thinkers, the primer highlights the realities and (non-) choices available to women living in poverty.
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Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and America’s Families

Publication date: 
09/2013
This report reveals that the nation’s “economic insecurity rate” — the inability to afford basic needs such as decent housing, basic transportation and food — is 45 percent, three times the 2012 poverty rate of 15 percent announced by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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