Report: Women losing out in state's recovery

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 8:17 am

The San Francisco-based Women's Foundation of California said Tuesday in Sacramento that California women have not shared equally in the state's emerging recovery.

The group, in partnership with the Sacramento-based California Budget Project, issued a report – "A Fair Chance: Why California Should Invest in Economic Opportunity for Women and Their Families" – saying that employment among the state's women has declined over the past two years, even as it has increased among men.

It said five years of government budget cuts have weakened services that keep families together and help women gain workforce skills.

"California needs to do better in fostering opportunities for women, and particularly low-income women, to participate in the economic recovery," said Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget Project.

See the full report at www.womensfoundca.org.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184./i>

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