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New Report Examines Strategies for Providing Supportive Services in Workforce Development Programs
A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) profiles eight programs around the country that are using innovative approaches to address key unmet needs among job training participants across population groups—from single mothers in Wyoming to refugees in Boston—that could provide useful models for providing services cost effectively.
Number of College Students with Children Increased by 30% Since 2004
Washington, DC—More than one million more college students are raising children while attending school than there were in 2004, representing a 30 percent increase in the country’s student parent population over the last decade, according to a new analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The number of student parents increased in every region of the United States, with growth highest in the Southwest (65 percent increase) and the Plains (61 percent) regions, the regions that also saw the greatest decrease in on-campus child care during this period. Campus child care declined in all eight regions of the United States since 2004.
New Research Outlines the Economic Barriers to Safety Faced by Stalking Victims
Washington, DC—In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a briefing paper documenting the economic insecurity faced by victims of stalking, who represent over one in six women and more than one in 19 men in the United States. The paper reviews available social science and policy research on the economic impact of stalking and presents data on the economic disparities faced by specific populations, including victims of color, with Native American women especially likely to experience stalking (24.5 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native women).
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.
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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