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Publications

IWPR publishes its research in formats ranging from short fact sheets to longer form research reports. The Institute publishes on topics addressing the policy needs of women, including pay equity, retirement security, family leave, paid sick days, and employment.

For a full overview of our research areas and to view publications by topic, please visit our Initiatives area. All publications are available for free download on our website or you may choose to buy them through the Google Checkout icon to the right of the publication listing.  To request a publication by phone or e-mail, please contact Mallory Mpare at 202-785-5100 or mpare@iwpr.org.

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Latest Reports from IWPR

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The Political Glass Ceiling: Gender, Strategy, and Incumbency in U.S. House Elections, 1978-1998
by IWPR (February 2001)

Summarizes research by Barbara Palmer and Dennis Simm, Southern Methodist University, examining factors contributing to the low number of women serving in elected office. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

Winter 2001 Quarterly Newsletter
by (January 2001)

 

The ABCs of Public Financing for Early Care and Education: A Research and Advocacy Resource Book
by Jennifer Johnson, Hedieh Rahmanou, April Shaw, Melissa Neuman, and Stacie Golin (January 2001)

This reference book is designed to provide researchers and advocates with tools to investigate issues related to early education and care financing in the United States. These materials can be used to explore various factors that contribute to the current shortage of high-quality early care and education programs. For example, the enclosed reviews of research will assist advocates, policymakers, and researchers in assessing local child care supply and demand.1 The included cost/estimate models provide examples of ways to estimate the need for and benefits of additional public investments in early care and education for children and working families.

 

Unemployment Insurance and Welfare Reform: Fair Access to Economic Supports for Low-Income Working Women
by Annisah Um'rani, Vicky Lovell (December 2000)

Discusses how unequal access to unemployment insurance (UI)specifically affects welfare recipients. Emphasizesthe vital role of UI in preventing excessive hardship among welfare recipients due to unstable jobs.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND WELFARE REFORM: Fair Access to Economic Supports for Low-Income Working Women
by Annisah Um’rani, Vicky Lovell, Ph.D. (November 2000)

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The Georgia Unemployment Insurance System: Overcoming Barriers For Low-Wage, Part-Time & Women Workers
by Maurice Emsellem, Esq., Vicky Lovell, Ph.D. (November 2000)

 
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The Status of Women in Delaware Report
by IWPR (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in Hawaii Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in New Hampshire Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in Minnesota Report
by (November 2000)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Minnesota. 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 2000
by IWPR (November 2000)

An inclusive report that 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 political participation, employment and earnings, social and economic autonomy, health, 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 Tennessee Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Essential Support for Working Women and Men
by Vicky Lovell, PhD and Hedieh Rahmanou (November 2000)

Achieving a sustainable work/life balance is of paramount concern for many Americans. It’s easy to see why: two of every three adults are now active in the world of work,1 and children are just as likely to live with a working mother as a working father.2 Women’s employment patterns are becoming more like men’s, but public policies and employers have not filled in the gap between the time and care that families need and the time workers have available to meet those needs.

 

The Status of Women in Indiana Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in Arkansas Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in Arizona Report
by (November 2000)

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

 

The Status of Women in Colorado Report
by (November 2000)

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

 
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Transforming the Political Agenda? Gender Differences in Bill Sponsorship on Women's Issues
by IWPR (October 2000)

Summarizes research by Michele Swers, Mary Washington College, that shows taht women members of the U.S. Congress are more likely to pursue legislation addressing women's issues (child support, women's health, family safety, e.g.) than are men members of Congress. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

Fall 2000 Quarterly Newsletter
by (October 2000)

 
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The Outcomes of Welfare Reform for Women
by Barbara Gault, Annisah Umrani (September 2000)

An overview of research conducted shortly after the 1996 welfare refor. Highlights unique labor market and family care issues faced by women, women of color, and immigrants. Argues for greater investment in the human capital of low-income women.

 
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