© 2013 National Women’s Law Center
ABOUT THE CENTER
The National Women’s Law Center is
a non-prot organization whose mission
is to expand the possibilities for women
and girls by working to remove barriersbased on gender, open opportunities,
and help women and their families
lead economically secure, healthy,and fullled lives—especially low-
income women and their families.
The report was a collaborativeendeavor that relied upon the workof many individuals. The authors thankseveral National Women’s Law Center
staff members for their research
assistance, including Alison Channon,Emily Wales, and Beccah GolubockWatson. Beth Stover designed the
This report would not have beenpossible without the generous support
for the National Women’s Law Center’s
family economic security work providedby the Annie E. Casey Foundation, FordFoundation, Moriah Fund, New DirectionsFoundation, and two anonymous donors.The ndings and conclusions of this reportare those of the authors alone, and do notnecessarily reect the opinions of thesefunders.