Mother’s Day Report

OWL’s Annual Mother’s Day Campaigns & Reports

Each year, OWL focuses on an issue of importance to the nation’s estimated 78 million women who are 40+.  The topic receives particular emphasis with the unveiling of our Mother’s Day report at a briefing in May. 

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Aging in Community

cover-photo-1OWL’s 2016 Mother’s Day report examines models for becoming a more aging-friendly community.

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Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

OWL’s 2015 Mother’s Day report celebrates the power and potential of women encore entrepreneurs.

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Long-Term Care: Managing Our Future

Keep Calm and Manage Your FutureOWL’s 2014 Mother’s Day report examines the issue of long-term care and its urgency and importance to the well-being of all Americans. The problems associated with long-term care are becoming more acute as an unprecedented demographic shift takes place in a nation that is still struggling to provide basic healthcare to its citizens.

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In the Arena:
How Women and Girls Change the World

MD_2013_CoverOWL’s 2013 Mother’s Day report focuses on advocacy in the 21st century, showcasing efficient and effective models of civic engagement, particularly those led by women.  The report examines how unusual partnerships and communications can increase participation, break policy logjams and change the tone of debates.

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Women and the Workforce:
Challenges and Opportunities Facing Women as They Age

MDR2012OWL’s 2012 Mother’s Day report looks at how factors such as unemployment, underemployment, pay inequality, caregiving, age and gender discrimination, and education, training, and technology are impacting women age 40 and older. The report highlights existing programs that produce real results and offer innovative solutions and policy-driven recommendations to expand economic diversity and accelerate our nation’s productivity.

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Past Issues

The Affordable Health Care Act:
The American Version of Health Care for All

Mothers Day Report 2011Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is enacted, OWL is devoting its health advocacy work to educating women and their families on the benefits of ACA, and working against forces that wish to roll it back or defund it. OWL’s 2011 Mother’s Day report outlines the ACA provisions that will affect the lives of women over the age of 40 – 24% of the U.S. population – and proposes recommendations on ways that the ACA can be strengthened.

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End-of-Life Choices: Who Decides?
2010 Mothers Day ReportIn the past two decades there has been a campaign to improve the quality of the end-of-life experience and to educate Americans about choices at the end of life. Most people’s preference is to die at home, yet the percentage of people who die in hospitals and nursing homes continues to be high. This report is designed to educate and foster dialogue about end-of-life issues and help you to decide what actions to take to improve end-of-life care.

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Elder Abuse: A Women’s Issue
2009 Mother's Day ReportElder abuse is a topic that is difficult to talk about. It is a term that encompasses a wide-ranging set of behaviors towards elders that are designed to diminish them or physically harm them. Women are more likely to suffer the pain and turmoil of elder abuse than are men. We dedicated the 2009 Mother’s Day report to this important topic.

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2008 Addendum to 2007
Give’em Health, Revisited: Medicare-For-All (Addendum)
Mothers Day Report 2008

The economic slowdown has swelled the ranks of people without health insurance. But now it is also threatening millions of people who have insurance but find that the coverage is too limited or that they cannot afford their own share of medical costs. Many of the 158 million people covered by employer health insurance are struggling to meet medical expenses that are much higher than they used to be – often because of some combination of higher premiums, less extensive coverage, and bigger out-of-pocket deductibles and co-payments.

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Give ‘Em Health Revisited: Medicare for All
Mothers Day report 2007

OWL’s 2007 Mother’s Day report focuses on the national crisis created by our current healthcare system. The statistics on coverage, cost, and access found in this report are startling and reflect one of the most important challenges we face as a nation.

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Women and Long-Term Care:
Where Will I Live, and Who Will Take Care of Me?
Mothers Day Report 2006

OWL’s 2006 Mother’s Day report explores our nation’s long-term care system, which affects three of OWL’s core constituencies: long-term care recipients, informal caregivers (who are often family members and friends), and direct-care workers (who provide paid services in communities and long-term care facilities). A majority of each of these groups is women.

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