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IWPR is often cited in the media as a source for current and reliable research on women.  View IWPR’s latest press releases and press clips below.

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Low Wage, Hispanic, and Immigrant Workers among the Least Likely to Have Paid Sick Days
New analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that access to paid sick days is unequally distributed across the U.S. population, with substantial differences by race and ethnicity, occupation, earnings levels, and work schedules. The study, using new data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), also reveals differences by sexual orientation, especially for men. IWPR found that only 56 percent of private sector workers had access to paid sick days, compared with 84 percent of public sector workers.
Fair Job Scheduling Practices Can Improve College Attainment among Community College Students
As Congress considers the Schedules That Work Act, a new fact sheet from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) highlights the need for access to fair and flexible scheduling among community college students, particularly those with children, to help students complete college.
Strong Consensus on Improving Social Security Benefits despite Party Differences
A new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research sheds new light on expert and lawmaker perspectives on the prospect of Social Security reform. Based on interviews, which took place five years ago, with Social Security experts and lawmakers, the report reviews experts’ expectations for Social Security reform five years out with summaries of what proposals had bipartisan support at the time of the interviews.
As Foreign-Born Worker Population Grows, 63 Percent Lack Paid Sick Days
As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, an analysis of immigrant workers’ access to paid sick days calls for renewed attention to the working conditions of a group central to American society. The report, released today by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), finds that foreign-born workers have significantly less access to paid sick days than their native-born counterparts.
Strong Job Growth in June Continues to Leave Men Behind
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), although the total number of jobs lost in the recession has been recovered (138,780,000 jobs in June 2014 vs 138,350,000 jobs in December 2007 when the recession began), men are still short 582,000 from their pre-recession peak. Women regained their peak in September 2013. In June, women gained 158,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls, while men gained 130,000 for an increase of 288,000 total jobs in June. The unemployment rate decreased to 6.1 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May.
Five myths about the gender pay gap (July 25, 2014)
The Washington Post
Sick? Now you can stay home. (July 28, 2014)
The Washington Post
Corporate America's Staggering Sexism, In 1 Chart (July 22, 2014)
Huffington Post
Think Tank Awards 2014: The results (July 17, 2014)
Prospect Magazine
When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Coworkers How Much You Get Paid' (July 15, 2014)
The Atlantic

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