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At the Current Rate, Women Inventors Will Not Reach Parity in Patenting Until 2092
Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, fewer than one in five of all patents had at least one woman inventor in 2010, according to a new briefing paper by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). IWPR projects that at the current rate of progress, women inventors will not reach parity in patenting until 2092.
Economic Security for Survivors Project and BEST Index Transitions to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
On June 1, the Economic Security for Survivors Project (ESS Project), founded by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), transitioned to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as WOW winds down its operations. The ESS project seeks to build, protect, and restore the economic security of survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking so that they may be safe and free of abuse.
IWPR Announces New Board Members and Election of Officers
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its board of directors, Katherine M. Kimpel, Esmeralda O. Lyn, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Shuler.
Women are Four Times More Likely than Men to Work in Jobs with Poverty-Level Wages
In advance of Equal Pay Day on April 12, 2016, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released new analysis finding that 6.5 million women work in occupations that have median earnings for full-time work for women below the federal poverty threshold for a family of four, compared with 1.7 million men.
Good and Growing Middle-Skill Jobs Exclude Women, New Report Shows
Women hold only a third of positions in growing middle-skill jobs that pay at least $35,000 or as much as $102,000 per year, according to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). These middle-skill jobs, which require a high school education but not a college degree, pay a living wage and can serve as a stepping stone to a higher-paying career for women workers, who now serve as the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families.
Why Do Women Inventors Hold So Few Patents? (July 21, 2016)
The Atlantic
Even as Doctors, Women Get Slapped With the Pay Gap (July 11, 2016)
Op-Ed: College Kids, With Kids (July 5, 2016)
The New York Times
[VIDEO] The Challenges Facing Low-Income Female Students (July 5, 2016)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Regina Romero: Why I'm suing Arizona to help low-wage workers (June 24, 2016)
Arizona Daily Star

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