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Economic Security for Survivors Project and BEST Index Transitions to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
On June 1, the Economic Security for Survivors Project (ESS Project), founded by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), transitioned to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as WOW winds down its operations. The ESS project seeks to build, protect, and restore the economic security of survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking so that they may be safe and free of abuse.
IWPR Announces New Board Members and Election of Officers
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its board of directors, Katherine M. Kimpel, Esmeralda O. Lyn, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Shuler.
Women are Four Times More Likely than Men to Work in Jobs with Poverty-Level Wages
In advance of Equal Pay Day on April 12, 2016, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released new analysis finding that 6.5 million women work in occupations that have median earnings for full-time work for women below the federal poverty threshold for a family of four, compared with 1.7 million men.
Good and Growing Middle-Skill Jobs Exclude Women, New Report Shows
Women hold only a third of positions in growing middle-skill jobs that pay at least $35,000 or as much as $102,000 per year, according to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). These middle-skill jobs, which require a high school education but not a college degree, pay a living wage and can serve as a stepping stone to a higher-paying career for women workers, who now serve as the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families.
New Data Shows the Gender Wage Gap Widened in 2015
On the eve of International Women’s Day 2016—with this year’s campaign focused on reaching gender parity across the globe—a new fact sheet by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that progress on narrowing the wage gap in the United States has not only stalled, but reversed. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings declined from 82.5 percent in 2014 to 81.1 percent in 2015, increasing the gender gap to 18.9 percent from 17.5 percent last year.
Why One Researcher Worries about Welfare Reform’s Impact on White Men (June 8, 2016)
The Washington Post
U.S. Soccer Is Saying There Isn’t A Gender Wage Gap (June 3, 2016)
How Wall Street Keeps Outrageous Gender Bias Quiet 20 Years After the Boom-Boom Room (June 1, 2016)
The Street
10 Best Cities for Working Mothers (May 7, 2016)
24/7 Wall St.
The Man Card: An American Tradition Of Presidents Using Their Gender To Get Ahead (April 27, 2016)
Huffington Post

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