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Claudia Williams, Research Analyst

Claudia Williams, Research Analyst, joined IWPR in August 2007 as a Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow and now works as a Research Analyst. Prior to joining IWPR, Claudia was a Program Assistant at the Program of Migration Affairs at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Economics. At IWPR, Claudia conducts research related to women’s well-being and economic security. Claudia is skilled at program management, data analysis, writing, and presenting research. She is fully fluent in Spanish and proficient using STATA, GIS, NVivo, MAXQDA, and Wordpress. She has experience analyzing qualitative data, conducting semi-structured interviews and coding, as well as handling large datasets, analyzing microdata and working with national household surveys.

Claudia has conducted mixed methods research on issues related to Latin America, immigration, work/life balance, economic security, equal pay, employment, and poverty. In addition she is interested in food security, human rights and women’s global issues. Most importantly she is a team-player who is positive, organized, detail oriented and ready to get the task done. Claudia recently completed a MA in Public Policy with a concentration on Women Studies at the George Washington University.

Latest Reports from IWPR

Pay Secrecy and Wage Discrimination
by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams and Robert Drago, Ph.D. (June 2011)


Women, Poverty, and Economic Insecurity in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA
by Claudia Williams and Ariane Hegewisch (April 2011)

Since the beginning of the recession in 2007, with its high unemployment and rising poverty rates, more families than ever are struggling to make ends meet. This briefing paper analyzes the impact of the recession on Wisconsin's families. It finds that nearly two-thirds of all households in poverty in Wisconsin are headed by single women and, across-theboard, women are more likely than men to be poor. Families headed by single mothers and families depending on women’s wages have been the hardest hit.

#R347, Briefing Paper, 8 pages

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation (April 2011)
by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams and Amber Henderson (April 2011)


Access to Paid Sick Days in the States, 2010
by Claudia Williams, Robert Drago, Ph.D., Kevin Miller, Ph.D., and Youngmin Yi (March 2011)


Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change
by Cynthia Hess, Ph.D. Jane Henrici, Ph.D. and Claudia Williams (March 2011)

IWPR’s study explored the challenges many Latina immigrants face and the ways that nonprofit organizations and congregations strive to address them in three areas with rapidly growing immigrant populations: Atlanta, Georgia; Phoenix, Arizona; and Northern Virginia, a region within the Washington, District of Columbia (DC), metropolitan area.

#I922, report, 108 pages

Figures Excerpted from IWPR’s Upcoming Report, Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change
by Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Jane M. Henrici, Ph.D., Claudia Williams (February 2011)


44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010: 77 Percent of Food Service Workers Lacked Access
by Claudia Williams, Robert Drago, Ph.D., and Kevin Miller, Ph.D. (January 2011)


The Female Face of Poverty and Economic Insecurity: The Impact of the Recession on Women in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh MSA
by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams (January 2010)

#R345, Briefing Paper, 6 pages
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