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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

The Benefits of Unionization for Workers in the Retail Food Industry
by Vicky Lovell, Ph.D., Xue Song, Ph.D., and April Shaw (January 2002)

Economic changes in the last decade generally have brought low unemployment and increased productivity, but they have done little to improve workers’ wages. Research has established that labor unions can increase workers’ economic well-being and security. This study investigates the extent to which the benefits of unionization accrue to workers in the retail food industry, one of many industries that are facing new cost-cutting pressures in the globalized economy.

#C352, Report, 38 pages
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Models for Action: Making Research Work for Women
by Institute for Women's Policy Research (January 2002)

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) presents this resource as a way of helping statebased advocates, researchers, and policymakers utilize The Status of Women in the States reports to further their policy agendas by drawing attention to the issues critical to the status of women in their states.

 
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Beyond 50: A View of Economic Security in the States
by Sunhwa Lee, Ph.D., and Lois Shaw, Ph.D. (January 2002)

Report can also be accessed through the AARP website at http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2002/aresearch-import-297.html

 

Feminist Perspectives on TANF Reauthorization: An Introduction to Key Issues for the Future of Welfare Reform
by Janice Peterson, Ph.D. (January 2002)

The purpose of this paper is to identify some of the key issues and goals that are emerging in TANF reauthorization discussions and to consider what a feminist agenda for TANF reauthorization might look like. The paper begins with an overview of the key elements and impacts of TANF, followed by a discussion of some critical TANF reauthorization issues and advocacy goals, and closes with some thoughts on how these issues and goals relate to feminist understandings of women's poverty and welfare reform.

#D452, Briefing Paper, 18 pages
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Why Privatizing Government Services Would Hurt Women Workers
by Annette Bernhardt and Laura Dresser (January 2002)

This report analyzes the implications of privatization for women workers, especially those employed in low-end occupations.

#B237, 28 pages
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The Benefits of Unionization for Workers in the Retail Food Industry
by Vicky Lovell, PhD, Xue Song, PhD, and April Shaw (December 2001)

Economic changes in the last decade generally have brought low unemployment and increased productivity, but they have done little to improve workers’ wages. Research has established that labor unions can increase workers’ economic well-being and security. This study investigates the extent to which the benefits of unionization accrue to workers in the retail food industry, one of many industries that are facing new cost-cutting pressures in the globalized economy.

#C352, 38 pages
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The Status of Women in the States Overview
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

 

Best and Worst States for Women
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

 

The Status of Women in Wisconsin
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R171, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in West Virginia
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R170, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in South Carolina
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R169, Report, 126 pages
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The Status of Women in Rhode Island
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R168, Report, 132 pages
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The Status of Women in Missouri
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R167, Report, 124 pages
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The Status of Women in Massachusetts
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R166, Report, 124 pages
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The Status of Women in Kansas
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R165, Report, 120 pages
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The Status of Women in Iowa
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R163, Report, 119 pages
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The Status of Women in Alabama
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R164, Report, 120 pages
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The Status of Women in Alabama
by Ed. Amy B. Caiazza (December 2001)

#R164, Report, 120 pages
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The Gender Gap in Pension Coverage: What Does the Future Hold?(Final Report)
by Lois Shaw, Ph.D. and Catherine Hill, Ph.D. (December 2001)

This report documents pension coverage among male and female employees and examines voluntary and involuntary reasons why women and men do not participate in pension plans. The good news is that women are participating in pension plans in greater numbers, and, for women working full-time, near equality with men has been achieved. Part-time workers (who are disproportionately women), however, remain much less likely to participate in employer-sponsored pension plans. Less than a third of part-time workers participate in a pension plan. The largest difference in participation between female and male employees occurs for older workers (aged 45- 64), with 35 percent of women saying they work too few hours to participate in their company’s plan compared with 20 percent of men. Overall, older female employees are less likely to expect to have a pension in retirement from any source than are older male workers; 36 percent of male employees lack a pension from any employer compared with 44 percent of female employees.

#D447, Report, 22 pages
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The Fiscal Viability of New Jersey Family Leave Insurance
by Michelle Naples and Meryl Frank (December 2001)

The private needs of the family are now at the forefront of the national political agenda as a result of changes in the workforce and in family demographics. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is the cornerstone of the family policy movement. This act allows an unpaid leave of absence for employed family members who need to care for a newborn, a newly adopted child, or a seriously ill relative. Its benefits to working families are well documented (US DOL 1996; Cantor et al. 2000).

 
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