Publications

Improving Outcomes for Marginalized Girls in the Secondary Education and Workforce Development Systems

This Article, published in the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, discusses the educational status of marginalized girls, outlines challenges that can undermine their success in school, presents promising educational and workforce development programs for marginalized girls at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, and provides recommendations for public policy solutions to improve their…

The Status of Women in Western North Carolina

Women in Western North Carolina, as in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades. The majority of women work—many in professional and managerial jobs—and women are a mainstay of the economic health of their communities. Yet, there are some ways in which women’s status still lags behind men’s,…

The Status of Women in the Greensboro Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

Women in the Greensboro area, and in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades. The majority of women work—many in professional jobs—and women are essential to the economic health of their communities. Yet, there are some ways in which women’s status still lags behind men’s, and not all…

The Status of Women in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

Women in the Charlotte metropolitan area, and in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades. The majority of women work—many in professional jobs—and women are essential to the economic health of their communities. Yet, there are some ways in which women’s status still lags behind men’s, and not…

The Status of Women in the Triangle Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

This briefing paper provides basic information about the status of women in the Triangle area, focusing on women’s earnings and workforce participation, level of education, poverty, access to child care, and health status. It also provides background demographic information about women in the region.