Stepping Stones is Washington Area Women's Foundation's multi-year initiative focused on increasing economic security and financial independence for low-income, women-headed families in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Women's Foundation and the Urban Institute co-sponsored a Stepping Stones Research Briefing, featuring two panels highlighting new ways to measure economic success and the role of public benefits and work supports in improving the lives of low-income, women-headed families.
Friday, May 7, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Katharine Graham Conference Center
2100 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Panel 1: New Approaches to Measuring Success for Low-income, Women-Headed Families
- Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research, (Very) Low-Income Alone is Not Enough: Building on the Federal Government's New Supplemental Income Poverty Measure to Develop a Modern Framework for Measuring Basic Economic Security
- Shawn McMahon, Wider Opportunities for Women, The Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) for the Washington Region
- Travis Wright, George Washington University, How Women Raising Young Children in Low-Income Environments Think About Their Own Success
Panel 2: Improving the Economic Security of Low-Income, Women-Headed Families with Public Benefits and Work Supports
- Katie Kerstetter, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and Joni Podschun, Save Our Safety Net, Perspectives on Strengthening Welfare-to-Work from DC TANF Recipients
- Stephen Holt, HoltSolutions: Work Support Programs and Single-Headed Household Economics
- Rebecca Dixon, National Employment Law Project, The Effects of the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act on Women’s Access to Benefits