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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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Women and Students of Color Disproportionately Raising Children While in College, See Lower Earnings after Graduation
Washington, DC– A new Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report finds that 4.8 million college students in 2012 had their own dependent children, representing more than one in four (26 percent) of all college students, up from 23 percent in 2008. The report was released today in conjunction with “Lumina Ideas Summit: New Models of Student Financial Support.”
Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations
According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in almost all of the 112 occupations for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes weekly full-time earnings data for both women and men.
Women Gained Over Half of the Jobs Added in February; Men Have Regained 82 Percent of Jobs Lost in the Recession
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the March employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 99,000 jobs in February, while men gained 76,000 for a net increase of 175,000 jobs in February. As of February, men have regained 82 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost during the recession, whereas women hold 17 percent more jobs on payrolls (68.0 million) than at their previous employment peak in March 2008 (67.6 million), more than recovering all the jobs they lost in the downturn.
Earned Sick Time in Chicago Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs
Washington, DC—As Chicago City Council legislators consider the Earned Sick Time Ordinance, new research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers is expected to yield savings of more than $6.4 million annually, after employer costs and benefits are calculated.
44% of San Diegans Lack Access to Earned Sick Days
A new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of San Diego’s private sector employees lack access to a single earned sick day. More than half of San Diego's Hispanic workers (55%) lack access to earned sick days, compared with forty percent of both black and white workers.
Why Equal Pay for Equal Work Wont Cut It (April 14, 2014)
National Journal
'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood (April 13, 2014)
Why Do Bosses Want Their Employees' Salaries to be Secret? (April 11, 2014)
The Nation
The Truth About the Pay Gap (April 9, 2014)
The New York Times
As Obama Spotlights Gender Gap in Wages, His Own Payroll Draws Scrutiny (April 7, 2014)
The New York Times

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