Join us for a conversation about quality child care as critical infrastructure for a stronger, more inclusive workforce and economy. Since the onset of the pandemic, more than one-third of parents, including…Read more
Research / What We Do
Data-driven solutions to accelerate economic opportunity.
What gets measured gets changed. Our rigorous research guides all areas of our work and serves as a resource for statewide nonprofits, policy makers, and leaders making their case to secure needed funding and to implement innovative solutions to elevate women.
Status of Women in Alabama (2020) is a first-of-its-kind report on challenges and solutions facing women in our state. By examining statewide and county-by-county well-being indicators for women, it serves as an important benchmark on the issues most impacting women.
Clearing the Path: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Workforce (2019) examines the question of how the state’s workforce development system serves women and their families and provides recommendations for building a workforce development system that truly works for women.
Clearing the Path: Strengthening Child Care, Strengthening Alabama examines the role quality child care plays in building and sustaining a gender-inclusive workforce to fuel Alabama’s economy.
Key data highlights include:
- Twenty-seven percent of Alabama women with children do not participate in the labor force, leading to lost revenue for families and our economy.
- There only enough licensed child care seats to serve two-thirds of children in Alabama with either one or both parents in the workforce.
- The median wage for a child care professional in Alabama is $9.02/hour, or just over $18,700 per year.
The report also addresses solutions from making quality child care a hallmark of economic development and workforce planning to cultivate a greater child care supply and supporting affordability and access for families at all income levels.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham’s Status of Women report provides insight into challenges, solutions facing women statewide. The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham today released their latest research, Status of Women…Read more
Women’s and girls’ issues have received increased attention in recent years, but for a number of reasons, quantifying charitable giving to these causes has been challenging. Until now. With the creation of…Read more