Women and the U.S. Budget: Where the Money Goes and what You Can Do about it
The national budget represents the common resources of the people of the United States. Yet only a handful of experts understand the full impact of budget policy on the American people. Since women comprise just a fraction of national decision-makers, women's needs and perspectives are largely left out of budget policy - a critical absence during our current era of rising deficits, increasing military and security budgets, and cutbacks in public investment.
Women and the U.S. Budget helps fill the gap between the significance of the national budget in women's lives and the lack of information about it by focusing on budget literacy:
Part of a worldwide movement for more transparency and accountability in public budgeting, the book provides women and others with a tool for advocacy and action. It will appeal to a general audience as well as a variety of women's organizations, social service and labor union professionals, women community activists and elected officials, and students in a number of disciplines.