IWPR and other groups file Supreme Court briefs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole
Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the National Association of Social Workers, the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women) submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in the Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which challenges legislation in Texas that would close most of the state’s abortion clinics.
Strong Job Growth in October Lowers Unemployment Rate to 5 Percent: Women Gain 158,000 Jobs and Men Gain 113,000 Jobs
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the November employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 158,000 jobs and men gained 113,000 for a total of 271,000 jobs added in October. The overall unemployment rate declined to 5.0 percent in October from 5.1 percent in September.
Equal Pay Would Cut Poverty in Half for Colorado’s Working Women and Grow the State Economy
According to a new briefing paper, “The Economic Status of Women in Colorado,” released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, women in Colorado earn $10,000 per year less than their male counterparts, are 30 percent more likely to live in poverty, and are 65 percent less likely than men to own businesses.
Women Will Not See Equal Pay with Men until 2059, One Year Longer than Previously Projected
The gender wage ratio improved slightly from 77.6 percent in 2013 to 78.6 percent in 2014, which the Census Bureau reported was not statistically significant. With this insignificant improvement in the gender wage ratio, an IWPR analysis finds that, if current trends are projected forward, women will not receive equal pay until 2059. This date is one year further out from last year, indicating that the slow progress in closing the gender wage gap over the last decade may have long-term effects on women’s economic gains.
Women Gain 107,000 Jobs in August and Men Gain 66,000 Jobs
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the September employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 107,000 jobs and men gained 66,000 for a total of 173,000 jobs added in August. The overall unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 percent in August from 5.3 percent in July.