Property and Wealth
Lost Futures (slideshow coming soon)The U.S. mortgage crisis made existing wealth gaps worse.
by Masum Momaya, Curator
For most Americans in the United States, home ownership is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream as well as an essential way to achieve long-term financial security, for themselves and for future generations. But over the past few years, the U.S. has faced a “subprime” lending crisis, in which a flood of high-cost loans has jeopardized home ownership and future prospects for tens of thousands of Americans across the country. In the recent crisis, women and people who belong to racial minority groups have been especially hard hit, worsening longstanding gaps in wealth and economic opportunity. Read more
Lisa Link presents this striking performance art video project about the impact of U.S. economic policies of the last ten years on middle and working class women.
Using familiar financial language, artist Alina Chau presents a fanciful depiction of the current economic climate in her piece, "Bear and Bull," created especially for Economica.
Peace Musiimenta says that in Africa, owning land means financial stability and independence. So what does it mean that women can't be landowners without a man's approval?
In the United States, women lenders suffer discrimination. Anita Hill explores the reasons why women receive subprime loans at a much higher rate than men.
Photographer Lili Almog presents an intimate look at women in rural China, and examines how the rapid modernization of society is changing women's economic opportunities and cultural traditions.
Jane Duong says that despite the recent impact of devastating predatory lending practices in the United States, women are taking more control over their financial well-being in this economic crisis.
An new report from the National Council of Negro Women and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition examines the relationship between gender, race and class in U.S. lending practices.
The subprime mortgage crisis has affected millions of Americans--but women were hit the hardest. How can we recover? And how can we stop this from happening again?
Karen Offen, senior scholar at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, describes how an economic theory has hindered women's economic growth throughout history, and still limits them today.
Around the world, a billion people live in extreme poverty, struggling to survive on about $1 a day. Ritu Sharma goes to Guatemala to find out what it's like living on $1 a day.
Artist Mariana Castro De Ali uses bird migration as a metaphor for the ordeal immigrants face daily, and prints her original artwork on used receipts.