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The Status of Women and Girls

About the Status of Women and Girls

IWPR’s “Status of Women” reports are a unique source of comprehensive information on women. IWPR has analyzed data on a wide range of indicators at the local, state, national, and international levels, including demographics, economic security, educational attainment, reproductive rights, political participation, civic engagement, and access to health care and work supports. To date, IWPR has released reports on each U.S. state and the District of Columbia, in addition to several city/area reports, and a series of reports and a toolkit on Women in the Middle East and North Africa. Each report offers policy recommendations shaped by the research findings for that state or city/area. Recent state-level reports include The Status of Women & Girls in Colorado, The Status of Women in North Carolina, The Status of Women & Girls in West Virginia, and the 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

 

Resources

2012 Status of Women Data
State and Local Reports

The Status of Women in Your County: A Community Research Tool

Status of Women in the States
Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

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Latest Reports from IWPR

The Status of Women in Washington Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Washington. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in Maine Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Maine.

 

The Status of Women in Illinois Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Illinois.

 

The Status of Women in California Report
by IWPR (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in California.

 

The Status of Women in New Mexico Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in New Mexico. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in New Jersey Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in New Jersey.

 

The Status of Women in Texas Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Texas. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 
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The Status of Women in the States National Report for 1996
by IWPR (November 1996)

This inclusive report can be used to compare women's progress in each state over time. It provides national maps, data, and rankings for all the 50 states and the District of Columbia for each two-year cycle. All key indicators in the core areas of politicial participation, employment and earnings, social and economic autonomy, and reproductive rights are included. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in Virginia
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Virginia. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in North Carolina Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in North Carolina. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in New York Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in new york. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in Michigan Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Michigan.

 

The Status of Women in Maryland Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Maryland.

 

The Status of Women in the District of Columbia Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in the District of Columbia. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 
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State of the States: Women and Economic Security
by (November 1996)

 

Status of Women in the States: Fact Sheet
by (January 1996)

 

Women's Policy Agenda, 1992
by (October 1992)

It is time for American women's vital economic interests to be recognized and acted upon. Women are at a grave disadvantage in this country. They frequently suffer limited opportunities, discrimination and harassment on the job in violation of our laws. Millions of women from all recial and ethnic groups live in poverty, enmeshed in a welfare system that is a trap and a disgrace. Women shoulder a disproportionate share of the burdens of family care. The Women's Policy Agenda that we propose would serve to redress the disadvantages women suffer. It would improve their lives, and their children's.

 

Unnecessary Losses to African American Workers
by (April 1990)

When a person temporarily leaves their employment because of the arrival of a child, illness of a family member, or her or his own illness, economic costs arise for three groups: workers, employers, and society. Workers in the U.S. lose enormous amounts in earnings from absence due to illness and family care-- an estimated $100 billion annually. Of these losses, at least $12 billion can be attributed to the lack of job protected leave. In addition, there are substantial outlays by taxpayers for unemployment compensation, welfare payments, Supplemental Security Income, etc. when workers do not have the right to return to their jobs-- an estimated $4.3 billion.

 
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Recent Wage Developments in Telecommunications: An Example from the Northeast
by Roberta Spalter-Roth, Heidi Hartmann, and Linda Andrews (August 1989)

 
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The Importance of Health Benefits in the Telecommunications Industry
by Roberta Spalter-Roth and Linda Andrews (August 1989)

 
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