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Women and Students of Color Disproportionately Raising Children While in College, See Lower Earnings after Graduation
Apr 14, 2014
Washington, DC– A new Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report finds that 4.8 million college students in 2012 had their own dependent children, representing more than one in four (26 percent) of all college students, up from 23 percent in 2008. The report was released today in conjunction with “Lumina Ideas Summit: New Models of Student Financial Support.”
Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations
Apr 07, 2014
Nearly Twice as Many Women as Men Work in Occupations with Poverty Wages
Women Gained Over Half of the Jobs Added in February; Men Have Regained 82 Percent of Jobs Lost in the Recession
Mar 07, 2014
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the March employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 99,000 jobs in February, while men gained 76,000 for a net increase of 175,000 jobs in February. As of February, men have regained 82 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost during the recession, whereas women hold 17 percent more jobs on payrolls (68.0 million) than at their previous employment peak in March 2008 (67.6 million), more than recovering all the jobs they lost in the downturn.
Earned Sick Time in Chicago Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs
Mar 05, 2014
Washington, DC—As Chicago City Council legislators consider the Earned Sick Time Ordinance, new research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers is expected to yield savings of more than $6.4 million annually, after employer costs and benefits are calculated.
44% of San Diegans Lack Access to Earned Sick Days
Feb 26, 2014
A new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of San Diego’s private sector employees lack access to a single earned sick day. More than half of San Diego's Hispanic workers (55%) lack access to earned sick days, compared with forty percent of both black and white workers.
Women’s Job Growth Halts in January; Men Have Regained 81 Percent of Jobs Lost in the Recession
Feb 07, 2014
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women lost 51,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls in January, while men gained 164,000 for a net increase of 113,000 jobs. As of January, women have more than recovered all their jobs lost in the recession, while men have regained 81 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost.
Equal Pay for Working Women would Boost the Economy
Jan 29, 2014
On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—a bill that reinstated women’s ability to contest unlawful pay discrimination and was the first bill signed into law by President Obama—analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that the poverty rate for working women would be cut in half if women were paid the same as comparable men, and that greater pay transparency would increase women’s pay.
How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy
Jan 13, 2014
According to a regression analysis of federal data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the poverty rate for working women would be cut in half if women were paid the same as comparable men. The analysis—prepared by IWPR for use in The Shriver Report’s A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, produced in partnership with the Center for American Progress—also estimates that the U.S. economy would have produced income of $447.6 billion more if women received equal pay, which represents 2.9 percent of 2012 gross domestic product (GDP).
Job Growth in December Due Entirely to Women’s Employment Gains
Jan 10, 2014
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the January employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained all 74,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls in December, while men lost 1,000 jobs (women’s jobs gains were actually 75,000). Men hold 1.5 million more jobs than women as of December, a number which is substantially less than at the start of the recession, when men held 3.4 million more jobs.
Study Explores How Higher Education Pays Off for Older Americans at Different Ages
Jan 02, 2014
New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that higher education pays off for women and men for all ages 50 and older, including for the oldest group studied, those 75 and older.
Newark’s Earned Sick Days Law Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs
Dec 17, 2013
Providing earned sick days is expected to save Newark employers more than $4 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The city’s proposed earned sick days legislation, “Workers Sick Leave Ordinance,” would reduce costs to employers in Newark, and decrease the spread of contagious illnesses yielding further public health costs savings.
Job Growth for Women and Men Continues; Unemployment Rates at Five-Year Lows
Dec 06, 2013
According to analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), due to continued job growth in November, women hold more jobs on payrolls than ever before (women initially surpassed their previous employment peak in October). Men have regained 75 percent (4.5 million) of the jobs they lost during the recession. Of the 2.3 million jobs added to payrolls in the last year, 51 percent were filled by women, and 49 percent were filled by men. Nonetheless, men held 1.6 million more jobs than women in November.
New Analysis Shows Slow Progress for Women Faculty of Color in STEM
Nov 21, 2013
Expert Panel Recommends Institutional and Funding Reforms
More Women Working Today than Ever Before, According to Analysis of October Employment Data
Nov 08, 2013
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the November employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women have surpassed their prior employment peak reached in March 2008. Whereas women have regained all the jobs they lost in the recession, men have so far regained only 73 percent of the jobs they lost.
Jobs in Fourth Year of Recovery Buoyed by Female-Dominated Industries
Nov 05, 2013
At the End of the Recovery’s Fourth Year, Women Regained More Jobs Lost in Recession than Men
Paid Sick Days Expansion in DC Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs
Nov 01, 2013
As the DC City Council considers the “Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013,” a proposed amendment that would expand the existing paid sick days law to more workers, a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers under the proposed amendment is expected to save DC employers approximately $2 million per year.
New Paper Outlines Improvements to Social Security to Strengthen Economic Security of Women, Low-Income People, and Same-Sex Couples
Oct 30, 2013
Today, the Older Women’s Economic Security Taskforce (OWES) of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and the Center for Community Change released a white paper proposing recommendations to improve Social Security for economically vulnerable Americans.
September Jobs Gains Puts Women’s Employment at Pre-Recession Levels
Oct 23, 2013
Unemployment rate for single mothers now at lowest level since October 2008
Gender Poverty Gap Grows in Recovery
Sep 20, 2013
Men's Poverty Dropped Since Recession, Women's Poverty Stagnates
Most Women Working Today Will Not See Equal Pay During their Working Lives
Sep 18, 2013
According to new IWPR projection based on data released by Census Bureau
125,000 Jobs Gained by Women in August
Sep 06, 2013
Job Growth for Women Continues to Accelerate
On Social Security's 78th Birthday New Research Shows Unmarried Women and Men Both Rely on Social Security in Retirement Ages
Aug 14, 2013
Older Americans, aged 75 and up, rely on Social Security more than those aged 65-74. Unmarried individuals living alone, both women and men, are more likely to be reliant on Social Security to keep them out of poverty than those who live with families.
Media Advisory: IWPR Announces New Board Members
Jun 26, 2013
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors, William M. Rodgers III and Martha Darling.
Statement from IWPR President Dr. Heidi Hartmann on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act
Jun 10, 2013
June 10, 2013, marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. According to research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), pay parity is not expected to be achieved until 2057, 45 years from now, if the rate of progress since 1960 continues.
Moderate Job Growth for Both Women and Men
Jun 07, 2013
Unemployment Rate for Single Mothers Declines to 9.9 Percent
Oregon’s Earned Sick Days Law Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs
May 30, 2013
Providing earned sick days is expected to save employers in Oregon nearly $11 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The state’s proposed earned sick days legislation would also reduce public health costs by decreasing the spread of contagious illness.
Employers Not Filling Gap in Need for Paid Parental Leave in U.S.
May 09, 2013
Parental leave can be especially beneficial to children and parents, particularly mothers.
Job Growth Improves for Women in April 2013
May 03, 2013
Men Gained Fewer Jobs
Earned Health Care Time in Vermont Would Reduce Employee Turnover and Employers’ Costs
Apr 19, 2013
ccording to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), providing earned health care time to workers in Vermont is expected to save the state’s employers nearly $4 million annually.
Wage Gap Persists in Most Occupations, Sales Jobs Worst Paying for Women
Apr 09, 2013
According to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in nearly all of the 114 most common occupations. Women’s wages are lower than men’s even in occupations dominated by men and women have the worst earnings compared to men in sales occupations, such as insurance and retail sales.
Job Growth Slows for Both Women and Men
Apr 08, 2013
According to analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) women gained 25,000 (28 percent) of the new jobs added in March, while men gained 63,000 (72 percent). According to the April employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth overall improved at a slower pace in March compared to the previous month, with 88,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls.
Women in West Virginia Face Large Wage Gap, Disproportionate Poverty
Apr 05, 2013
A recently released report, The Status of Women and Girls in West Virginia, shows women in the state have made gains in education and entrepreneurship, but still face disproportionate levels of poverty and a gaping gender wage gap. This report was written by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the West Virginia Women’s Commission (WVWC).
Wage Gap Will Take 45 Years to Close, No Progress Since Last Year
Apr 05, 2013
New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, at the current pace of progress, the wage gap between working men and women will not close until the year 2057. This updates previous research from IWPR showing that the wage gap would close in 2056 because slow progress in recent years moves the goal for equality one year further away.
Growing Green Economy Lacks Women, Despite Higher Earnings and Lower Wage Gap
Apr 02, 2013
New research by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) provides the first ever state-by-state estimates of women’s share of green jobs in the United States, and finds a smaller wage gap in the green economy overall.
Women and Girls Still Missing from Career and Technical Education in High Paying Fields, Some States Showing Progress
Mar 20, 2013
Research released today shows that women and girls are still sorely underrepresented in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that prepare students for careers in high-paying occupations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the skilled trades, and other occupations traditionally done by men.
Report Shows Progress in Education and Employment for Women in North Carolina, But Increasing Poverty
Mar 11, 2013
The Status of Women in North Carolina, prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), shows gaps in supports for women and families, alongside progress in many areas.
In February, Job Growth Improves for Women and Men
Mar 08, 2013
According to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) March employment report, one-third (80,000) of the new jobs added in February went to women while men gained 156,000.
Earned Sick Days in Portland Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs
Mar 07, 2013
Providing earned sick days is expected to save Portland employers more than $13 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).
Wage Gap Widens for Women
Mar 07, 2013
Job growth for women in lower-paying industries leading to lower overall earnings.
Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia Would Save More Than $10 Million in Health Care Costs
Feb 27, 2013
According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), if workers in Philadelphia without paid sick days were to gain access, health care costs would decline by $10.3 million annually.
Earned Sick Days in Maryland Would Benefit Economy, Reduce Health Care Costs
Feb 22, 2013
Forty percent of Maryland workers get no sick time, with food workers least likely to be covered.
Moderate Job Growth Continues for Women and Men
Feb 12, 2013
Revised Numbers Provide Brighter Picture of Recovery for Women
Report: Immigrant Home Care Workers Help Solve Labor Shortage, But Face Few Paths to Citizenship
Feb 11, 2013
As Congress digs into creating an improved immigration system, a report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in cooperation with Caring Across Generations, identifies solutions for increasing access to visas for immigrant in-home care workers.
Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs
Feb 01, 2013
Providing paid sick days is expected to save Philadelphia employers more than half a million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The city’s proposed paid sick days legislation under Chapter 9-3300, would not only reduce costs to employers in Philadelphia, but would also reduce the spread of contagious diseases yielding further public health costs savings.
Women Have Regained Greater Share of Jobs Lost in Recession Than Men
Dec 07, 2012
Women Gain Six Out of Ten Jobs Added in November
Job Growth Improves in October for Both Women and Men
Nov 02, 2012
Women Gain 53 Percent of Jobs Added, Women Now Have Net Job Growth Since February 2009
Gov. Perdue Announces Findings From ‘2012 Status of Women in North Carolina’ Study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research
Oct 11, 2012
 
Women Gained Half of New Jobs Added in September
Oct 05, 2012
Men now have a higher number of jobs than they did in February 2009; women’s job growth accelerated in past year.
A Decade of Stagnation: Gender Wage Gap 2011 unchanged at 23 percent
Sep 14, 2012
A fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, shows that the gender wage gap has not narrowed during the last decade.
Women’s Job Gains Continue to Catch Up to Men’s
Sep 07, 2012
In August, women gained 43,000 jobs and men 53,000, but job losses in the public sector continue to affect growth for women.
DC’s Paid Sick Leave Law: IWPR Recommends Thorough Assessment of Impact on Businesses and Workers
Sep 04, 2012
In a new briefing paper, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) recommends that the District of Columbia undertake a comprehensive study of the effects of the city’s paid sick leave law.
IWPR Announces Elections and New Members of its Board of Directors
Aug 14, 2012
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is pleased to announce that three members of the Board of Directors have been elected to new positions.
Job Growth Gaining Momentum for Women in Year Three of Recovery
Aug 13, 2012
Both women and men gained more than 500,000 jobs in several industries across the recovery; men have advantage in every industry
163,000 New Jobs in July: Over Half Go to Women
Aug 03, 2012
According to Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the August unemployment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth continued in July with 163,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls.
Job Growth Continues in June: Private Sector Growing Faster than Public Sector in the Recovery
Jul 12, 2012
BLS issues corrected job numbers for women in some retail industries
IWPR President and Founder, Dr. Heidi Hartmann, Honored with NOW Woman of Vision Award
Jun 29, 2012
On Saturday, June 30, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) President and Founder Dr. Heidi Hartmann will be honored with the Woman of Vision Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) national conference, the country’s largest annual gathering of grassroots women’s right activists and allies.
Gender Segregation in Community College Degrees 40 Years After Passage of Title IX
Jun 27, 2012
Women with associates' degrees earn only 75 percent of what men with associates' degrees earn.
Single Student Parents Have Higher Student Debt Burden, Especially at For-Profit Colleges
May 30, 2012
Student parents at for-profit colleges are taking on 10 times the annual loans of student parents attending community colleges.
New Study: Men Earn More Than Women Within Nearly All the Most Common Occupations
Apr 17, 2012
Equal pay for an equal day’s work remains elusive.
Job Growth Slows for Women and Men in March
Apr 06, 2012
IWPR releases a new analysis of this month’s job numbers.
STEM: A Fast Growing and Vital Field with a Declining Share of Women, According to a New Report
Mar 15, 2012
Study provides first-ever focus on community college STEM programs that seek to recruit women.
Continued Job Growth for Women and Men in February
Mar 09, 2012
 
On International Women’s Day, Close in Gender Wage Gap Does Not Mean Progress
Mar 08, 2012
Gender wage gap falls due to larger real earnings losses for men than for women.
EARNED SICK DAYS IN MARYLAND WOULD BENEFIT ECONOMY, REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS
Feb 22, 2012
Forty percent of Maryland workers get no sick time, with food workers least likely to be covered.
Access to Paid Sick Leave Would Save New Yorkers Nearly $30 Million in Public Health Costs
Feb 16, 2012
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has released a new fact sheet showing that universal access to paid sick days in New York City would reduce health care costs by $39.5 million annually, including $28.4 million in public health care dollars.
Low Literacy Hurts Women’s Wages More Than Men’s
Feb 08, 2012
Analysis of National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that men with low literacy levels earn more than women with low literacy levels.
Improved Job Growth in January for Both Women and Men
Feb 03, 2012
Women Re-Entering the Labor Force, But Men Leaving
More Than 300,000 Women Drop Out of Labor Force as Sluggish Growth Continues
Dec 06, 2011
Long average length of unemployment indicates unemployment insurance extension is critical.
Paid Sick Days Would Save $1 Billion in Health Costs
Nov 14, 2011
New study finds that paid sick days would decrease unnecessary emergency department use.
At long last, women gain some jobs in the recovery---federal jobs programs could help accelerate job growth for women
Nov 05, 2011
 
Denver Paid Sick Days Would Improve School Success
Oct 26, 2011
Expanded sick leave would improve child and teacher health, decrease the spread of contagious illness, reduce absences, and boost student achievement.
Denver Paid Sick Days Law Would Benefit Employers, Employees, and Community
Oct 11, 2011
Expanded sick leave estimated to save Denver businesses $1.4 million, and reduce the use of hospital emergency departments saving $2.6 million.
Survey: Women Faring Poorly in Recovery
Oct 03, 2011
Women facing more unemployment and financial hardship since the recession ended; mothers reporting difficulty covering the costs of the needs of their families.
Survey: Post-Recession, Americans’ Support for Social Security Continues Across Party Lines
Oct 03, 2011
The Great Recession of 2007–2009 has greatly affected Americans’ economic wellbeing and confidence in securing a good retirement. In this time of economic uncertainty, support for the Social Security system remains strong across lines of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and political affiliation, according to a survey from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
IWPR to Release Report Series on Impact of Recession on Americans’ Economic Security, Retirement Prospects, and Attitudes on Social Security & Medicare
Sep 28, 2011
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) will release two timely and critical reports with data from the IWPR/Rockefeller Foundation Survey of Economic Security showing that the impacts of the recession have been both broad and deep.
Gender Wage Gap Remains Unchanged
Sep 16, 2011
Men continue to outpace women in earnings as progress on wage gap slows.
Women Continue to Lose Jobs in the Public Sector
Sep 09, 2011
In the current economic recovery, a job gap exists between women and men.
On Labor Day, the Recovery Job Gap between Women and Men Remains Large
Sep 02, 2011
This year’s Labor Day will mark the 23rd consecutive month that women’s employment has remained virtually stagnant, according to an updated fact sheet from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).
IWPR Research Finds Job Growth in San Francisco After Paid Sick Days Law Enacted
Aug 31, 2011
After the introduction of mandatory paid sick days for employees in San Francisco in February 2007, percentage growth in civilian employment exceeded the average growth of surrounding counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara).
ACCESS TO PAID SICK DAYS WOULD REDUCE HEALTH COSTS
Jul 11, 2011
New study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research finds that paid sick days would decrease unnecessary emergency department use, saving $1 billion per year.
Experts Available to Comment on Walmart v. Dukes Decision
Jun 23, 2011
Experts from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and The George Washington University are available to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on Walmart v. Dukes.
New Research: Social Security Helps Older Women, especially Black Women and Latinas, Stay Out of Poverty
May 23, 2011
Older women's poverty would double without Social Security.
Greater Access to Paid Sick Days Would Improve Health and Reduce Costs for State of Connecticut
May 15, 2011
More than one-third of workers in Connecticut lack access.
Moms (and Dads) in the United States Still Lack Access to Paid Family Leave
May 05, 2011
New fact sheet from IWPR finds that access to leave for parents has improved but lags far behind other countries
Women Earn Lower Pay Than Men in 107 Out of 110 Occupations
Apr 11, 2011
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released today a new fact sheet on the occupational gender wage gap that shows women have lower median earnings than men in 107 out of 111 occupations, regardless of levels of education.
Community Organizations Take Lead in Assisting Latina Immigrants Who Lack Access to Support Services
Mar 25, 2011
A new report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that nonprofit community and religious organizations have stepped in to assist Latina immigrants who face challenges such as lack of health care and violence at home or in the workplace.
IWPR Finds Class Action Lawsuits Reduce Employment Discrimination
Mar 22, 2011
Researchers available to comment on findings that class action settlements are more likely than other employment litigation to lead to effective organizational remedies against discrimination
Colleges Need More Child Care to Help Student Parents Graduate
Mar 22, 2011
A new report from the Institute of Women’s Policy Research finds that the availability of campus child care services for students with dependent children has declined in recent years and that demand for child care far outpaces available resources.
Access to Paid Sick Days Less Common Among Workers of Color
Mar 15, 2011
New research from IWPR shows disparities among lines of race/ethnicity.
Paid Sick Day Access Rates by Gender and Race/Ethnicity, 2010
Mar 15, 2011
 
On 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, 45 More Years Needed to Close Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.
Mar 08, 2011
New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that it will take until 2056 for women and men’s earnings to reach pay parity—if the wage gap continues to close at the same pace it has for the last fifty years.
President Obama's New Budget Proposal Could Assist Increasing Numbers of Americans Relying on Social Security
Feb 16, 2011
Research from IWPR finds a growing number of older Americans relying on Social Security.
San Francisco Paid Sick Days Legislation Benefits Employers and Employees
Feb 10, 2011
As the Connecticut General Assembly considers paid sick days legislation, a new study from San Francisco sheds light on how businesses and employees view the nation's first paid sick days ordinance, four years since its implementation.
New Report: San Francisco Paid Sick Days Legislation Benefits Employers and Employees
Feb 10, 2011
Recent surveys conducted for the Institute for Women‟s Policy Research (IWPR) find that both businesses and employees in San Francisco were generally in support of the nation's first paid sick days legislation.
New Report Shows Dramatic Increase in Reliance on Social Security among Seniors
Jan 26, 2011
New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that reliance on Social Security for retirement income has increased dramatically since 1999—particularly among men.
44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010
Jan 03, 2011
New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, after correcting for job tenure requirements imposed by employers, only 58 percent of private sector employees in the U.S. had access to paid sick days in 2010.
Experts Available For Comment on Social and Economic Inequalities in the Country
Jan 01, 2011
 
Health Care to Boost Rates of Breastfeeding Among Working Women
Dec 20, 2010
New provisions for expressing breast milk at work will largely impact hourly employees
Health Care Act to Boost Rates of Breastfeeding Among Women
Dec 20, 2010
New provisions for expressing breast milk at work will largely impact hourly employees
Young and Unmarried Yemeni Women More Likely To Pursue Career And Financial Independence
Dec 01, 2010
While few women in Yemen participate in the labor force, more are interested in pursuing a career—and this is particularly true among younger women.
Pay Secrecy and Paycheck Fairness: New Data Shows Pay Transparency Needed
Nov 15, 2010
New survey data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows, for the first time, the extent of pay secrecy at workplaces on a national level.
Majority of Workers Support Workplace Flexibility, Job Quality, and Family Support Policies
Oct 29, 2010
 
Business-commissioned Study Inflates Cost of NYC Paid Sick Leave, Say Researchers
Oct 27, 2010
 
Voters Favor Candidates Who Support Preserving Social Security Benefits
Oct 27, 2010
New data collected for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research by Precision Opinion finds widespread support for maintaining Social Security programs, especially among women and younger voters.
Report Finds Higher Women's Poverty Rates, Stubborn Gender Wage Gap in the Washington Region
Oct 13, 2010
 
Business-commissioned Study Inflates Cost of NYC Paid Sick Leave, Say Researchers
Oct 03, 2010
 
Gender Wage Gap Stagnant Overall, Women Not Doing Better
Sep 01, 2010
 
Public Assistance Not Reaching Poor Women During Recession; Tremendous Variation across the States
Sep 01, 2010
 
Young Women Now Less Likely to Work in Same Jobs as Men; Wage Gap Continues Due to Occupational Segregation
Aug 31, 2010
 
Low‐Income Women Lack Housing Options Five Years After Katrina
Aug 10, 2010
Poor women more vulnerable during crises and remain “in limbo” after
New IWPR/IFES Survey Reports on Women’s Political, Economic, and Social Status in Morocco
Jun 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.
New IWPR/IFES Survey Reports on Women’s Political, Economic, and Social Status in Morocco
Jun 22, 2010
 
This Father's Day, Dads Need Health Insurance; Most Uninsured Are Men
Jun 17, 2010
 
IWPR and PHI Report Shows Home Care in California is Cost Effective
May 03, 2010
 
On Equal Pay Day, Study Finds Women Earn Less Than Men – Whether They Do the Same Job or Different Jobs
Apr 20, 2010
 
Gender Wage Gap Narrows only Slightly Even though Women’s Earnings Are More Important than Ever to American Families
Mar 10, 2010
 
For many, 2010 is not off to a great start
Jan 08, 2010
Unemployment among women who maintain families without the support of a spouse is at 13 percent as of December 2009, the highest rate in more than 25 years, according to today’s figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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