DCA conducted its first-ever study of the gender pricing of goods in New York City across multiple industries. The industries studied for this report include: toys and accessories, children's clothing, adult clothing, personal care products, and home health care products for seniors. This study reflects an average consumer lifecycle, from baby to senior products, providing a glimpse into the experiences of consumers of all ages.
Covering the years 2010 through 2013, this progress report details DCA's work--both locally and nationally through replication efforts--developing, implementing, testing, and integrating programs and products in four critical areas: Financial counseling and education; Access to banking; Asset building; Consumer protection.
This report, which documents how New York City introduced professional financial counseling into key City services is the first in a series that build the case
for fully integrating financial empowerment and asset building strategies into core social service delivery to achieve better outcomes, potentially with less investment.