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(August 27, 2010) Fact sheets released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research show that women of color remained, returned, or moved to New Orleans in low numbers relative to white women in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of the city. There are also fewer single mothers, and especially single mothers living in poverty, today than before Katrina struck.
(June 28, 2010) The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Drago joined the staff as Director of Research in June. Dr. Drago recently served as Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and Professor of Labor Studies and Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
(June 23, 2010) A national survey of the political, economic, social and legal status of women in Morocco released today by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows a mixed picture of women’s status in the region. The survey was conducted as part of IFES and IWPR’s Status of Women in the Middle East and North Africa (SWMENA) project, which seeks to propel the efforts of local nonprofits working to improve the standing of women in the MENA region.
(June 18, 2010) A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) reveals some bad news for men: they are a majority of non‐elderly adults in the United States who lack health insurance, according to an analysis of the 2009 March Current Population Survey.
(May 3, 2010) A new study released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and PHI concludes that reducing In Home Support Services (IHSS) in California will be costly for taxpayers. Currently, California’s Medicaid long-term care program, which includes IHSS, places among the top five states in terms of coverage, balance between nursing home and home- and community-based care, and cost effectiveness.
(April 20, 2010) Whether they work in the same occupations as men or work in different occupations, women’s median earnings are lower than men’s, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Using the most recent data for full-time workers released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the study finds that there are only four occupations, out of the 108 occupations with enough men and women to estimate earnings for both groups, where women earn more than men. In the 104 others, women’s median earnings are less.
(March 8, 2010) A new Fact Sheet released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that in 2009 median weekly earnings for women were $657 compared with $819 for men, a female-to-male-earnings ratio of 80.2 percent (making for a weekly gender wage gap of 19.8 percent). While the weekly gender wage gap narrowed slightly in 2009, it is still above its lowest point of 19 percent in 2005. Only full-time workers are included in this measure. An alternative measure of the gender wage gap, based on median annual earnings, is not yet available for 2009; in 2008 it was 22.9 percent.