Economic Security of Women
A panel discussion was held on the effect of the economic downturn on the employment and economic security of women. Policy options… read more
A panel discussion was held on the effect of the economic downturn on the employment and economic security of women. Policy options discussed included: women’s participation in non-traditional fields of construction, engineering and energy; The Paycheck Fairness Act, which stiffed penalties against employers who discriminate against workers on the basis of gender; and strengthening the Social Safety Net to provide low-income women and families a means of support and job training. Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
This congressional briefing was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Rosa DeLauro U.S. Representative [D] Connecticut
- Irasema Garza Director (Former) Department of Labor->Women's Bureau
- Richard Goldberg Author
- Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Director National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Jared Polis U.S. Representative [D] Colorado
- Janice "Jan" Schakowsky U.S. Representative [D] Illinois
- William Spriggs Chair Howard University->Department of Economics