Women at Greater Risk of Economic Insecurity: A Gender Analysis of the Rockefeller Foundation's American Worker Survey

Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher: Institute for Women's Policy Research

Author(s): Vicky Lovell; Heidi Hartmann; Claudia Williams

Research Area: Economics; Social conditions

Keywords: employment; economy; women; social security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In February 2007, at the request of the Rockefeller Foundation, the consulting firm Yankelovich fielded a survey to explore Americans' sense of economic insecurity. The Institute for Women's Policy Research analyzed the survey data to explore impacts based on gender, racial and ethnic identity, education, employment status, and other important demographic characteristics. This report highlights IWPR's findings.