Laying the Foundation: A Wealth-Building Agenda for Georgia Women

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Laying the Foundation: A Wealth-Building Agenda for Georgia Women

Women make up a majority of Georgia’s adult population and are breadwinners in more than half of the state’s households with children. Yet Georgia women working full time earn about $8,000 less on average than men with full-time jobs, and households headed by single women have about 42 percent of the wealth of households headed by single men.

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s new Wealth-building Agenda for Georgia Women offers three strategic policy solutions with a focus on paid family leave, homeownership and entrepreneurship. These key areas can help Georgia begin to close gaps and strengthen the financial foundation for the state’s women.  Read the agenda and learn what steps Georgia can take to support women.