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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

The Status of Women in Pennsylvania, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Oregon, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Oklahoma, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Ohio, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in North Dakota, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in North Carolina, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in New York, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in New Mexico, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in New Jersey, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in New Hampshire, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Nevada, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Nebraska, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Montana, 2002: Highlights
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The Status of Women in the States, 2002: Mississippi
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The Status of Women in Minnesota, 2002: Highlights
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Children in Single-Parent Families Living in Poverty Have Fewer Supports after Welfare Reform
by Deanna M. Lyter, Ph.D., Melissa Sills, Gi-Taik Oh, Ph.D. (August 2002)

This Research-in-Brief summarizes a study that explores the economic well-being of children in low-income single-parent families since the 1996 passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) or welfare reform. Specifically, we examine how family income and access to health insurance, food stamps, and cash assistance changed for children in low-income single-parent families between 1996 and 2000. While child poverty has improved overall (the share of low-income children living in poverty has fallen), children in poor single-parent families in 2000 are less likely to receive cash assistance, Medicaid, and food stamps. Even the most disadvantaged children—those living in extreme poverty, defined as below half the poverty line—are less likely to receive benefits now than previously.

#D451, Research-in-Brief, 11 pages
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The Status of Women in Wyoming, 2002: Highlights
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Summer 2002 Quarterly Newsletter
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Women’s Status and Social Capital Across the States
by Amy Caiazza, Ph.D., Robert D. Putnam, Ph.D. (June 2002)

In 2000, Robert Putnam’s book Bowling Alone called attention to a compelling problem: a decline in levels of social capital, or community connectedness, across the United States. On a variety of indicators of political and civic involvement, including voter participation, involvement as members and leaders in civic groups, religious involvement, philanthropy, and even informal activities such as dinner parties and picnics, Americans have fewer connections with their neighbors than they did in the 1950s and 1960s. This Briefing Paper analyzes the relationships between social capital and indicators of women’s status. Using data on social capital from Bowling Alone and data collected by IWPR for its Status of Women in the States project, the paper assesses trends across the states on both dimensions. Overall, the findings suggest that there is a strong relationship between levels of social capital and women’s status. This, in turn, suggests that women and women’s organizations should be engaged in this important national debate.

#I911, Briefing Paper, 7 pages
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Disabilities among Children and Mothers in Low-Income Families
by Sunhwa Lee, Ph.D., Melissa Sills, and Gi-Taik Oh, Ph.D. (June 2002)

This Research-in-Brief presents selected findings from an IWPR analysis examining disabilities among children and mothers in low-income families. The findings indicate that single mothers receiving TANF are more likely than other low-income mothers to have a child with a disability. Furthermore, they themselves are more likely to have a disability. Nearly half of single-mothers receiving TANF have a disability or a disabled child, but only a small proportion receives government supports. The high prevalence of disabilities among TANF recipients underscores a need for careful assessment of disability status and accompanying difficulties among low-income families, as well as a need to provide continued income support and expanded childcare services for this highly disadvantaged population.

 
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