Working mothers living paycheck to paycheck

The study: Economic Issues for Women in Texas.

The study was produced by the Texas Women’s Foundation, established in 2013 as the research and advocacy arm for the Dallas Women’s Foundation, founded in 1985.

“Strong Texas women make a strong state of Texas,” Roslyn Dawson Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, said. “It’s about strengthening the economy of all of Texas.”

The Center for Public Policy Priorities conducted the study, which examined Texas as a whole and individual cities, such as Tyler, Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen and San Antonio. It looked at the building blocks of women’s economic security, including education, health insurance, child care and housing.

In Texas, 30 percent of all households are headed by women, yet they represent 53 percent of all households living in poverty, according to the report.

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