A Woman’s Nation has released its third in a series of Shriver Reports, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, in partnership with the Center for American Progress.
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The report is a groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by, struggling to provide and parent in a nation that hasn’t kept pace with the modern realities of their lives. It combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by leading thinkers, stories of real women struggling with our modern economy, and a comprehensive poll.
The report is a product of A Woman’s Nation™ and the Center for American Progress. For more research on women and the economy, go to americanprogress.org/
Here’s at look at what is included in the 400-page, comprehensive report, which includes essays from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, LeBron James, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg.
Table of Contents
Preface By Neera Tanden
PART I: HOW WE GOT HERE
Powerful and Powerless By Maria Shriver
When We Were 9, We Were Honest By Carol Gilligan, Ph.D.
Gender Equality Is a Myth! By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Time to Wake Up: Stop Blaming Poverty on the Poor By Barbara Ehrenreich
Are Women Devalued by Religions? By Sister Joan Chittister
A Woman’s Place Is in the Middle Class By Heather Boushey and Unpaid and Undervalued Care Work Keeps Women on the Brink
The Gender Wage Gap: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time By Maya Harris
Making the Care Economy a Caring Economy By Ai-jen Poo
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Broke By Danielle Moodie-Mills
The Changing Face of American Women By Angela Glover Blackwell
Empowering Latinas By Eva Longoria
Marriage, Motherhood, and Men By Ann O’Leary
America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation By LeBron James
To the Brink and Back By Catherine Emmanuelle
Marriage and Children: Another View By Ron Haskins
What About the Fathers? By Dr. Kathryn Edin
A Call to Men: Ending Men’s Violence Against Women By Tony Porter
Women and Poverty: The Role of Lawyers and Family Law By John Bouman and Wendy Pollack
Evolution of the Modern American Family By Stephanie Coontz
Get Smart: A 21st Century Education By Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Dr. Nicole Smith
Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids By Jennifer Garner
Living the Head Start Dream By Almeta Keys
Preschool for All: The Path to America’s Middle-Class Promise By Secretary Arne Duncan and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Afterschool Programs: Investing in Our Cities by Investing in Our Kids By Mayor Betsy Price
Higher Education: Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty By Eduardo J. Padrón, Ph.D.
PART II: WHY WE MUST PUSH BACK
The Consequences of Living on the Brink
The Chronic Stress of Poverty: Toxic to Children By Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.
The Trap: Mental Illness and Women in Poverty By Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D.
Armed and Vulnerable: Women in the U.S. Military By Sonya Borrero, M.D.
Human Trafficking and Slavery in the United States: ‘You Don’t See the Chains’ By Jada Pinkett Smith
PART III: THE NATION REIMAGINED
A New America that Cares By Anne-Marie Slaughter
America’s Promise, One Woman at a Time By Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.
Putting Women at the Center of Policymaking By Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad, and introducing the Shriver Corps
We Have Blown a Huge Hole in Our Safety Net By Peter Edelman
The Circle of Protection: Balancing the Budget Does Not Require Burdening the Poor By Leith Anderson
From VISTA Corps to Shriver Corps: Providing Solutions for 50 Years By Shirley Sagawa
A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out By Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter
On the Brink with a Disabled Child By Katie Bentley
Smart Business: Reviving the American Dream By Howard Schultz
Empower Women and You Recharge the World By Muhtar Kent
Microfinancing Women: Great Return on Investment By Tory Burch
When Working Women Thrive, Our Nation Thrives By Sheryl Sandberg
When Women Achieve Their Full Potential, So Will America By Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
PART IV: IT’S TIME TO PUSH BACK
Where Do We Go from Here? By Olivia Morgan and Karen Skelton
Increasing Economic Opportunities for Women: The Right Thing to Do and the Smart Thing to Do By Hillary Rodham Clinton
Failure to Adapt to Changing Families Leaves Women Economically Vulnerable By Anna Greenberg, David Walker, Alex Lundry, and Alicia Downs
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