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IWPR's Seventh International Conference

June 2003
  • IWPR conference
When Jun 22, 2003 10:00 AM to
Jun 24, 2003 06:00 PM
Where Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.
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Women Working to Make a Difference

We are pleased to present the proceedings from our 7th International Women's Policy Research Conference. It was held in June, 2003, at the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC. It was co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program of The George Washington University, and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The 2003 Conference brought together policymakers, advocates, researchers, and practitioners from the academic, labor, corporate, government, non-profit and media worlds to discuss new research findings, current trends, and policy strategies relating to women's lives in the United States and throughout the world. Over 650 people attended the event. More than 60 sessions and over 200 presenters addressed a range of issues related to women's economic, political, health, and social status.

The documents listed below are in PDF format. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for viewing and printing materials.

Plenary Remarks

Amy Bhatt, Institute for Women's Policy Research Women’s Leadership Makes a Difference
Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO Making Policy As If Women Mattered
Meghan Salas, Former Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow, Institute for Women's Policy Research Reflections on IWPR Experience

Employment, Education, & Economic Change

Elizabeth Estherchild Not Elsewhere Classified: The Movement of Women into Managerial Jobs, 1983-2000
Tamara Ohler and Nancy Folbre Who Gets What? : Differences in "Spendable" Income

Women's Political & Civic Participation

Sabrina Denney Bull Violence Against Women: Media (Mis)Representations of Femicide
Martha F. Davis Child Care as a Human Right: A New Perspective on an Old Debate
Dana McGrath Sexuality Education: U.S. Policy, Polictics, and Practice
Tanya Melich Attacking First-Time Women Candidates: The Same Old Game or a New Tech Phenomenon?

Poverty & Income Security

Monica Alzate The Quality of Life of Single Mothers on Welfare in Georgia and the 1996 Welfare Reform
Sandra Butler, Luisa Deprez, and Rebecca Smith Parents as Scholars: A Model Post-Secondary Education Program for Low-Income Women in the New Welfare Landscape
GiGi Colson Creating Economic Self Sufficiency Through Village Model Micro-Lending, U.S. and India
Melissa Cox Welfare Dependence and Dynamics in Britain
Christina Smith Fitz-Patrick, Catherine Hill, and Leslie Muller Increasing Social Security Benefits for 
Women and Men with Long Careers and Low Earnings
Vicky Lovell and Gi-Taik Oh Women's Job Loss and Material Hardship

Family, Work, & Demographic Change

Donna Baines Seven Kinds of Work - Only One Paid: Race Gendered and Reconstructured Care Work in the Social Services Sector
Barbara Bergmann Designing Policies for Helping Single Mothers
Jonathan Fisher and Angela Lyons The Ability of Women to Repay Debt After Divorce
Laura Foster Social Security and African American Families: Unmasking Race and Gender Discrimination
Nonie Harris Different Policies, Different Lives: The Impact of Subsidized Child Care Policies on American and Australian Women
Julie Press and Lynda Laughlin The Effect of Child Care Subsidies on Mothers’ Work Schedules

Health, Safety, & Well Being

Melissa Ditmore Hysterical Policy: Morality in New Laws Addressing Trafficking and Sex Work
Simel Esim How to Make the Law Work? : Budgetary Implications of Domestic Violence and Child Custody in the Massachusetts Family Courts
Kyle Ann Kenney Access to Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment for Low-Income Uninsured Women: The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPTA) of 2002

Poster Presentations

Padmaja Reddi Allipuram Women in Agriculture: A Sociological Study in Southern India
Julie Press and Janice Johnson Welfare Status and Barriers To Work
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