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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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Black Women Saw Wages Decline Three Times as Much as Women Overall in the Last Decade
In advance of African American Women’s Equal Pay Day on August 23—the day symbolizing how far into the year Black women must work to earn what White men earned in the previous year—the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released an analysis finding that, between 2004 and 2014, Black women’s real median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work declined by 5.0 percent—more than three times as much as earnings for all women.
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.
Middle-skill Jobs (August 16, 2016)
Houston Chronicle
Why aren’t there more women in Congress? (August 16, 2016)
The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not. (August 15, 2016)
Chicago Tribune
Opinion: Women Need Equal Opportunities for Job Advancement (August 15, 2016)
The New York Times
 80 Percent of Patents Belong Solely to Men (August 12, 2016)
The Nation

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