IWPR Survey Results Reflect Persistent Economic Hardship for Women and Families
Posted by Institute for Women's Policy Research on March 2, 2021
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released the results of a new national poll of women across the country. The Women’s Priorities & Economic Impact Survey revealed that one in four women (26.6 percent) report that their families are worse off financially than they were a year ago. Nearly three in ten (29.8 percent) of Latinas report that their family finances are worse off compared with the start of 2020. Additionally, overall, almost one-half of women are either “very worried” (23.7 percent) or “somewhat worried” (24.0 percent) about their total family income being enough to pay all their bills. The concern is much higher among Latina women with two out of three (66.6 percent) women reporting worry about having enough income to meet family expenses. The poll indicated that the top five priorities for women for the new administration and Congress include healthcare, the economic recession, unemployment, raising the minimum wage, and taxes.
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