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Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap—What it Is, Why it Matters, and What Can Be Done About It

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Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap—What It Is, Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done About It aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color.

The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes some key data on the causes and effects of the wealth gap; and it points to promising policy and practical solutions, proposed or underway at the national, state, and local levels. The data and findings included in this paper are not the result of new research; instead, the paper highlights ideas and insights of a committed cadre of researchers and advocates to draw attention to the issue and lift up solutions.

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