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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

How Much Can Child Support Provide? Welfare, Family Income, and Child Support
by Kristine Witkowski and Hsaio-Ye Yi (March 1999)

When signing the most current welfare legislation, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). President Clinton Stated that "If every parent paid the child support that he or she owes legally today, we could move 800,000 women and children off welfare immediately" (quoted in Children Today, 1997). Although many share the President's expectations that greater child support enforcement and collections would help to meet the financial needs of children on welfare, it is uncertain whether the collection of such support is likely or if this support will be enough to help these children move out of poverty.

 
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The Texas Unemployment Insurance System
by Maurice Emsellem, Katherine Allen, Lois Shaw (February 1999)

Examines the problem of access to the Texas Unemployment Insurance program by documenting inequitable treatment of low-wage, part-time, women, and minority workers. Co-published by the National Employment Law Project and IWPR.

 
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Demographic and Economic Trends: Implications for Family Life and Public Policy
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D (December 1998)

 
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Part-Time Opportunities for Professionals and Managers
by Shannon Garrett and Anna Rocket (December 1998)

 

The Status of Women in Lousiana Report
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Nebraska Report
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Mississippi Report
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Kentucky
by (October 1998)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Kentucky. 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 Georgia Report
by IWPR (October 1998)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Georgia. 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 Florida Report
by IWPR (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Connecticut Report
by (October 1998)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Connecticut. 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 1998
by IWPR (October 1998)

This inclusive report 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, 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 Vermont Report
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Pennsylvania
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Oregon Report
by (October 1998)

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

 

The Status of Women in Ohio Report
by (October 1998)

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

 
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The Safety of Silicone Breast Implants
by Diana Zuckerman (August 1998)

Outlines the history of the use of silicone for breast enlargements to the present. Details the absence of manufacturers' proof of safety and efficacy and summarizes known and unknown health risks. An estimated one million U.S. women have breast implants.

 
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Social Security Reform and Women
by (June 1998)

Fact sheet; Describes women's reliance on Social Security in retirement and summarizes the likely impacts of various reforms on women.

 

The Impact of Social Security Reform on Women
by Lois Shaw, Diana Zuckerman, Heidi Hartmann (June 1998)

Based on Research on older women using the New Beneficiary Survey from the Social Security Administration, this report analyzes the likely impact of various privatization reform proposals on women. Sixty percent of Social Security beneficiaries are women and Social Security is the largets source of income for the majority of them. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 
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Welfare Reform Research: A Resource Guide for Researchers and Advocates
by Barbara Gault (June 1998)

Includes a set of tools for researchers investigating how women and their families are affected by welfare reform policies, and for advocates who want to use research to improve policies affecting low-income women. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 
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