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5th Annual Stepping Stones Research Briefing.

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
Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Panel 1: New Approaches to Measuring Success for Low-income, Women-Headed Families Listen to the event

  • 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
    pdf presentation
  • Shawn McMahon, Wider Opportunities for Women, The Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) for the Washington Region
    pdf presentation
  • Travis Wright, George Washington University, How Women Raising Young Children in Low-Income Environments Think About Their Own Success
    pdf presentation

Panel 2: Improving the Economic Security of Low-Income, Women-Headed Families with Public Benefits and Work Supports Listen to the event

  • Katie Kerstetter, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and Joni Podschun, Save Our Safety Net, Perspectives on Strengthening Welfare-to-Work from DC TANF Recipients
    pdf presentation
  • Stephen Holt, HoltSolutions: Work Support Programs and Single-Headed Household Economics
    pdf presentation
  • Rebecca Dixon, National Employment Law Project, The Effects of the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act on Women’s Access to Benefits
    pdf presentation
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