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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 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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Measuring the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women
by Stacey Friedman, Jackie Chu, and Heidi Hartmann (December 1996)

 

The Status of Women in Washington Report
by (November 1996)

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

 

The Status of Women in Maine Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Maine.

 

The Status of Women in Illinois Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Illinois.

 

The Status of Women in California Report
by IWPR (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in California.

 

The Status of Women in New Mexico Report
by (November 1996)

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

 

The Status of Women in New Jersey Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in New Jersey.

 

The Status of Women in Texas Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Texas. 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 1996
by IWPR (November 1996)

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 politicial 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 Virginia
by (November 1996)

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

 

The Status of Women in North Carolina Report
by (November 1996)

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

 

The Status of Women in New York Report
by (November 1996)

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

 

The Status of Women in Michigan Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Michigan.

 

The Status of Women in Maryland Report
by (November 1996)

A comprehensive study of women's lives in Maryland.

 

The Status of Women in the District of Columbia Report
by (November 1996)

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

 
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Employment and Women's Health
by Joan Kuriansky, Christine Owens, Heidi Hartmann (October 1996)

This analysis of the Commonwealth Fund 1993 of Women's Health examines whether working women are healthier. Finds that employed women are healthier, particularly those with health insurance, than women who are not employed. Discusses policy implications for older women and part-time workers. Published in Women's Health: The Commonwealth Fund Survey, Marilyn M. Falik and Karen Scott Collins, 1996.

 
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Child Care Usage Among Low-Income and AFDC Families
by Heidi Hartmann, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Hsiao-Ye Yi, and Lois Shaw (October 1996)

 
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Using Temporary Disability Insurance to Provide Paid Family Leave: A Comparison with the Family and Medical Leave Act
by IWPR (April 1996)

Presents IWPR estimates of the cost of using Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) to provide paid family leave in ten states. Argues the cost would be lower than Unemployment Insurance ad TDI would cover more workesr than FMLA does.

 
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