Over the last 20 years, social supports for single women mothers have declined significantly. The passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 coupled with continued cuts in funding for federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to low-income families, has made it nearly impossible for single women mothers to become economically secure or to build wealth.
Today, single women mothers possess only 4 percent of the wealth of single fathers and Black and Latino single mothers have a median wealth of zero.
Join the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, for the release of “At Rope’s End: Single Women Mothers, Wealth and Asset Accumulation in the U.S.” and a moderated conversation between Mariko Chang, PhD, author of the newly released book “Short Changed: Why Women have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It,” and Ida Rademacher, PhD, director of Research for the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) in Washington D.C.
The event is part of the Opportunity Series of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York and will be held from 6:30 p.m.-to-8:30 p.m. in the Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette St., Manhattan – home of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
RSVP is required.