BIG IDEAS: Gender Budgeting

Economist and gender budgeting expert Jane Midgley redistributed the Obama administration's budget for the U.S. to better address the unique needs of women. Says Midgley:
"The current budget is drastically weighted toward military spending. My budget shows a large reduction in military, homeland security, and prison spending; a large reduction in International Affairs spending due to the huge percentage of that category that goes to military and arms support; and increased social spending on housing, education, and community development."
What would the country look like with this kind of budget? Where could we make gains? Where might we experience setbacks?

Gender Budgeting and the U.S. [Economica: Women and the Global Economy]