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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 Costs of Domestic Violence
by Stephanie Aaronson and Nicoletta Karam (May 1997)

 

IWPR Welfare Reform Network News
by (April 1997)

With the states facing a July 1, 1997, deadline to submit their welfare plans to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, many state officials are considering how they will meet the challenges of moving large numbers of welfare recipients into the work force. This newsletter describes one central component of state efforts to move welfare recipients into the workforce: workfare. Workfare is one of several policy issues relation to the low-wage labor market and job creation/ availability issues under the new welfare law. In this newsletter, we describe some features of workfare programs and present research findings that suggest some implications workfare may have for the low-wage labor market and the well-being of welfare recipients.

 
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Measuring the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women and the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions: An Initial Assessment and Proposals for Further Research
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Louise Laurence, Roberta Spalter-Roth, and Diana M. Zuckerman (April 1997)

This review paper was prepared by the Institute for Women's Policy Research as part of a joint project with Victim Services, Inc. and the Domestic Violence Training Project.

 
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How Women Can Earn a Living Wage: The Effects of Pay Equity Remedies and a Higher Minimum Wage
by IWPR (April 1997)

Summarizes research by economists Deborah Figart and June Lapidus showing that both comparable worth and a higher minimum wage would reduce poverty consideably among low-income working women and their families.

 
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Child Rearing and Employment Turnover: Child Care Availability Increases Mother's Job Stability
by (March 1997)

Summarizes reserach by sociologists Sandra Hofferth and Nancy Collins showing that the availability of convenient, affordable, center-based child care significantly increases mother's tenure on the job. Available by mail in limited quantities. E-mail iwpr [at] iwpr [dot] org to place an order.

 

The Status of Women in New York: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in New Mexico: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in New Jersey: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in Michigan
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The Status of Women in Maryland: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Maine: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Illinois: Highlights
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The Status of Women in Georgia: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in The District of Columbia: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in California: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in Texas: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Highlights
by (March 1997)

 
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What the United States Can Learn From France: A Summary of an Important New Book on Child Poverty
by Barbara Bergmann, Jodi Burns, Jill Braunstein (March 1997)

This Research-In-Brief summarizes an important new book by Barbara R. Bergmann, professor of economics at American University and an affiliated member of the IWPR Information Network. Published by the Russell Sage Foundation in 1996, "Saving Our Children From Poverty: What the United States Can Learn From France" draws important lessons for the United States from the French experience with policies that aid families with children. This Research-in-Brief is part of a new series that highlights the work of researchers affiliated with IWPR on topics of importance to women.

 
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The Wage Gap: Women's and Men's Earnings
by Lois Shaw, Melinda Gish, Jill Braunstein, Sarah Allore, and Jodi Burns (January 1997)

 

IWPR Welfare Reform Network News
by (December 1996)

In the summer of 1995, it was unclear what the final form of the welfare bill would be, and IWPR had heard a great deal of uncertainty from researchers and advocates in the field about the potential effects of welfare reform on poor families. The passage of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) on August 22, 1996 has created new uncertainties about what the states and recipients can and will do under block grants, such as: the ability of the low wage labor market to absorb former recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the impact on groups which are no longer eligible for benefits under TANF, the ability of serivce providers to meet the increasing needs of poor families, the link between welfare recipiency and domestic violence and homelessness, and the role of advocacy groups in the policy debate as the structure of welfare continues to change. Many have voiced their concern over how these changes are going to be evaluated.

 
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