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Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D., Study Director

Jeff joined IWPR in September 2009 and works on projects examining women’s and men’s employment, job quality, and economic security over the life course using national survey data. He worked previously at the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Harvard Project on Global Working Families analyzing child and family well-being with a focus on how socioeconomic status and labor conditions affect children’s health and development around the world. Prior to that, Jeff taught research methods and managed the Social Science Data Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds master's and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor's in Sociology and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

Latest Reports from IWPR

Women and Men in the Public Sector
by Jeff Hayes, Ph.D. (September 2011)

 

The Union Advantage in Wireline Telecommunications for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Women
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. (August 2011)

 

Monthly Number of Women and Men on Payrolls (Seasonally Adjusted), December 2007- June 2011
by Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. (July 2011)

 

Monthly Number of Women and Men on Payrolls (Seasonally Adjusted), December 2007- April 2011
by Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. (May 2011)

 

Latinas and Social Security
by Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D., Youngmin Yi, and Heather Berg (April 2011)

Social Security is a crucial source of income for many Americans. This is particularly true for women and people of color, who tend to have fewer alternative sources of income, experience higher poverty rates, and earn less on average throughout their working years (Hartmann, Hayes, and Drago 2011).

 

Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s Median Earnings, 1960-2009 (Full-Time, Year-Round Workers) with Projection for Pay Equity in 2056
by Jeffrey Hayes (March 2011)

 

Figures Excerpted from the Report, Social Security Especially Vital to Women and People of Color, Men Increasingly Reliant
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Robert Drago, Ph.D. (February 2011)

 

Social Security: Especially Vital to Women and People of Color, Men Increasingly Reliant
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Jeff Hayes, Ph.D. and Robert Drago, Ph.D. (January 2011)

Social Security is the bedrock of retirement income for older Americans. IWPR analysis of the 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) shows that Social Security remains the largest source of income for older Americans.

#D494, Report, 22 pages,
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Better Health for Mothers and Children: Breastfeeding Accommodations under the Affordable Care Act
by Robert Drago, Ph.D., Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D., and Youngmin Yi (December 2010)

This study examines new workplace protections for nursing mothers under federal law. We report current patterns of breastfeeding, and provide the first estimates of coverage rates under the law, as well as the first projections of the likely effect of the new protections on increasing rates of breastfeeding in the United States. The research represents part of a broader body of work undertaken by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research on balancing work and family commitments. The research was made possible by grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

#B292, Report, 28 pages
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Separate and Not Equal? Gender Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap
by Ariane Hegewisch, Hannah Leipmann, Jeffrey Hayes, and Heidi Hartmann (September 2010)

 

Separate and Not Equal? Gender Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap
by Ariane Hegewisch, Hannah Liepmann, Jeffrey Hayes, and Heidi Hartmann (August 2010)

Occupational gender segregation is a strong feature of the US labor market. While some occupations have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly dominated by either men or women. Our analysis of trends in overall gender segregation shows that, after a considerable move towards more integrated occupations in the 1970s and 1980s, progress has completely stalled since the mid 1990s. Occupational segregation is a concern to policy makers for two reasons: it is inefficient economically, preventing able people from moving into occupations where they could perform well and that would satisfy them more than the ones open to them. And occupational segregation is a major cause for the persistent wage gap. Our analysis confirms that average earnings tend to be lower the higher the percentage of female workers in an occupation, and that this relationship is strongest for the most highly skilled occupations, such as medicine or law. Yet this is also a strong feature of jobs requiring little formal education and experience, increasing the likelihood of very low earnings for women working in female-dominated, low-skilled occupations such as childcare.

#C377, 16 pages
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Women and Men’s Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Ashley English, Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. (January 2010)

#C373, Briefing Paper, 67 pages
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