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Economic Security

AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Some of our priority issues are:

Economic Security for Women in Florida

See the new AAUW Florida Report: Executive Summary:

Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity:  A Story of Gender and Racial Inequality

Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity:  A Story of Gender and Racial Inequality – Full Report

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Sarasota and Tampa Branches supported this research through AAUW-Florida state grants, and the Weston branch supporting through member contributions 

Watch Dr. Gatta’s video about her latest research

https://vimeo.com/aauwflorida

Read Dr. Gatta’s Op-Ed in Florida Courier, April 24, 2020

Florida Black Women Who Are Essential Workers Are Economically Insecure

 FLORIDA’S HISPANIC WOMEN – STRIVING BUT NOT ECONOMICALLY THRIVING  – Full Report

IWPR report on the Status of Women in FL- Poverty and Opportunity

The Status of Women in Florida by County – A Report on Employment and Earnings

Increasing the Economic Security of Older Women- A Brookings Public Policy Report

Older women’s economic insecurity – Op Ed – Sarasota Herald April 18, 2018 Mary Gatta, Ph.D 

Report investigates the experiences of women in retirement in Florida—statewide and focusing on St. Johns and Duval Counties in Northeastern Florida—5 page report with talking points – Mary Gatta, PhD.

Research and Reports

Economic security databases for workers (BEST Index) and retirees (Elder Index).  This databases provides the basic income levels for all 50 states and DC.

The Status of Black Women in the United States

Economic Security for Black and Hispanic Families

Retirement on the Edge: Women, Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

Women, Economic Insecurity and Aging in the Florida Sunshine – A Report by Mary Gatta, PhD.

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