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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.
IWPR Experts Available to Comment on Economic Impact of Family-Friendly Workplace Policies
Today, three leading experts on work family policies from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) are attending the White House Summit on Working Families. The Summit will bring together business leaders, policymakers, researchers, and advocates to discuss policy solutions aimed at expanding economic opportunity for working women and families.
Men Still 699,000 Jobs Short of Employment Recovery; Strong Job Gains in May for Men and Women in Female-Dominated Industries
According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the June employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), although the total number of jobs lost in the recession has been recovered (138,463,000 jobs in May 2014 vs. 138,350,000 jobs in December 2007, when the recession began), men are still short 699,000 from their prerecession peak. Women regained their peak in August 2013. In May, women gained 86,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls, while men gained 131,000 for an increase of 217,000 total jobs in May. In the past year, men have gained more than half the new jobs added (53 percent vs. 47 percent for women).
Corporate America's Staggering Sexism, In 1 Chart (July 22, 2014)
Huffington Post
When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Coworkers How Much You Get Paid' (July 15, 2014)
The Atlantic
At This Rate, Women Won't Make As Much As Men For At Least 75 Years (July 15, 2014)
The Huffington Post
A Job Seeker's Desperate Choice (June 21, 2014)
New York Times
Congress Won't Be 50 Percent Women Until 2121. What Is the Hold Up (June 19, 2014)
Slate

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