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New Research Series Outlines Affordability of National Paid Leave Policies
A series of seven briefing papers analyzing worker leave behavior and estimating the costs and benefits of national paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave find that a national paid leave policy would benefit working women, younger workers, and workers of color and, depending on the policy alternative enacted, cost less than half of one percent of payroll.
Among Single Baby Boomers, White Men Possess 160% Greater Wealth than Women of Color
Washington, DC—A new analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) examines the impact of the Great Recession on the savings and assets of single Baby Boomers as they approached retirement age and finds that single White male Boomers owned $109,000 in net assets in 2012, much more than single White female Boomers ($99,800), single men of color ($25,100), and single women of color ($12,185). The analysis uses pre- and post-Recession data from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study to focus on early Baby Boomers who reached age 62—Social Security eligibility age—between 2010 and 2015.
Job Growth Among Men Improves: Nearly 2 Out of 3 Jobs Added in the 4th Quarter of 2016 Went to Men
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the January employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that in December women gained 87,000 jobs and men gained 69,000 jobs for a total of 156,000 jobs added in December, giving women 56 percent of job growth. In 2016, women’s job growth has exceeded men’s for three quarters, but in the fourth quarter men’s growth was higher. In the fourth quarter of 2016 (October through December), men gained 63 percent (311,000 jobs) and women gained 37 percent (184,000 jobs) of all jobs added (495,000 jobs) in quarter four. Women gained 77 percent of all jobs in quarter one (January through March), 84 percent of all jobs in quarter two (April through June), and 62 percent of all jobs in quarter 3.
Florida Receives D+ on Women’s Poverty and Access to Opportunity, with Wide Disparities by County
Washington, DC—A new county-level analysis of the status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of poverty, lower educational attainment, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall, but the state ranks 5th in the nation on women’s business ownership. The report estimates that if working women in Florida were paid the same as comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—the poverty rate among all working women would fall by 57.3 percent.
Job Training and Community College Administrators Say Supportive Services are Key to Program Completion, but are Not Adequately Funded
Washington, DC—A new survey released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), reports that 97 percent of job training administrators say that supportive services—such as child care, housing, emergency cash, and transportation assistance—are important or very important in helping participants complete job or skills training programs, but programs lack funding to offer enough services to meet demand. Although virtually all job training administrators want to provide more supportive services, nearly two-thirds say they are unlikely to expand their services in the near future, with funding constraints listed as the top reason.
She started college as a single mother at age 18. Now she has a diploma. (January 01, 2017)
The Washington Post
Single Moms Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Child Care and Getting an Education (December 20, 2016)
New York Magazine
The Innovators: Chandani Doshi, Grace Li, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu (December 15, 2016)
Foreign Policy
Florida maintains as ‘dismal’ state for women, more opportunities needed (December 14, 2016)
The Florida Times-Union
Many of the fastest growing jobs in the United States are missing men (December 14, 2016)
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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