Managing Tough Times: Women Living in Economic Uncertainty

Managing Tough Times: Women Living in Economic Uncertainty is a collaboration between the Pima County/Tucson’s Women Commission and UA-SIROW. The study team held focus groups with low-income women and interviewed service agency personnel knowledgeable about women who struggle financially. Many challenges were voiced including finding employment, food insecurities, unstable housing, safe and affordable childcare, violence, and transportation issues. These and other challenges are discussed in the findings report “How Women Manage in Tough Economic Times: Coping with Hardship in Southern Arizona” along recommendations for addressing these issues at both the policy and practice levels. Ongoing advocacy is currently underway with elected officials and others to highlight the findings and promote action to address the issues illuminated in the report

To view the 2014 report (How Women Manage in Tough Economic Times: Coping with Hardship in Southern Arizona), click HERE.
 

For more information, please contact Rosi Andrade (rosia@email.arizona.edu).

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