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Reports on the Status of Women


U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee 2010 Report
This committee released a report titled “Women and the Economy 2010: 25 Years for Progress but Challenges Remain” in the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The report covers the changes in women’s situation in the labor force over the past 25 years. The report includes statistics and graphs, as well as description of trends in the areas of education attainment, salary, child care and family, and union affiliation. Click here to find out more.

U.S. Department of Commerce 2010 Report on Women Owned Business in the 21st Century
Created for the White House Council on Women and Girls by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics in 2010, this report documents the changes in women-owned businesses and discusses the disparities between women-owned and men-owned businesses. Available in PDF both as a full document, and by sections.
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U.S. Department of Treasury Report to the White House Council on Women and Girls
Compiles statistics and information, amongst other topics, on work life, financial literacy, home affordability, and women in finance. Click here to find out more.

U.S. National Economic Council Jobs and Economic Security for America's Women Report 2010 Report about the impact to the most recent recession on women, and how the Obama administration’s policies address the problem. Click here to find out more.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The United Nations published a report titled “Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty – Status, Trends and Gaps” that addresses gender patters of work, structure of rural employment, unpaid labor, access to markets, HIV, gender pay disparities, education, migration, child labor, and recommendations to improve women’s and girls’ situation. The report covers global trends, and includes tables of data, photographs, and bibliography. The full report is available as a PDF. Click here to find out more.