Marriage Loses Ground as Anti-Poverty Panacea

The Bush administration pushed marriage as a panacea for fighting poverty but a recent government study confirms the view of skeptics who say money problems must be solved first, since they destroy and destabilize relationships.

At Welfare Hearings, Calls to Help Single Mothers

Women’s advocates are pressing a welfare overhaul agenda in reauthorization subcommittee meetings. President Obama is not expected to make major changes or raise basic funding levels, but emergency and contingency funds are being set aside.

Women’s Bureau Vacancy Leaves Solis in Charge

The Women’s Bureau has gone for a year without a director but not without a leader, says the group’s deputy director. She credits Labor Secretary Hilda Solis with helping connect female engineers with federally-funded green jobs.