Surviving to Thriving: Pathways to Opportunity for Low-Income Women

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Women comprise nearly half of the labor force and are essential to the economic engine of the state. Yet, women continue to face disparities in income and opportunity and are more likely to live in poverty than men.

Funded by a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, this report reveals the obstacles low-income women and single mothers encounter in their struggle to make ends meet – and the risks of perpetuating the cycle of poverty with their children.

Taking a detailed look at the economic and educational challenges facing these women and their families, the report also highlights policies that acknowledge the realities of these women’s lives – giving them a fair shot at getting ahead.