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(New York Times) — As one of its closing arguments before the midterm elections, the Obama administration is highlighting the impact its economic policies have had on women. A 32-page report released Thursday by the National Economic Council, a policy coordination arm of the White House, described scores of policies that it said had promoted women’s economic security. For example, it cited the expansion of the earned-income tax credit, which disproportionately benefits working mothers; work-study money forcommunity college students, 56 percent of whom are female; state aid supporting the jobs of teachers and nurses, who are mostly women; and Democratic opposition to privatizing Social Security, of which women make up 57 percent of beneficiaries.

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