New Report Jukly 2022
IWPR Reproductive Rights Index: A State-by-State Analysis and Ranking

The Status of Women in the States Initiative at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research provides timely data and research on women’s progress and well-being in the United States on a number of important indicators: employment and earnings, political participation, reproductive rights and health, economic security and opportunity, and work and family.

Build Back Better
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Triumphs in Landmark Equal Pay Case

Today it was announced that the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team had reached a $24 million settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their suit alleging gender discrimination in pay for the women’s team compared to male counterparts. The settlement also requires the Federation to pay women and men soccer players equally going forward. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today hailed the decision as a milestone in the ongoing fight for equal pay.

Build Back Better
President Biden’s State of the Union Offers Hope for Women’s Equity in the Workplace, Working Families

Washington, D.C. —Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today praised President Biden as he addressed two key issues for working women and their families in last night’s State of the Union address: the persistent gender wage gap and the need for a national family and medical leave policy.

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History is Made! Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is First Black Woman Confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court!

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) CEO and President C. Nicole Mason today celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to ever sit on the nation’s highest court.

Roe V Wade
SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court today issued a decision effectively overturning Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old landmark decision that recognized women’s constitutional right to abortion. Institute for Women’s Policy Research President and CEO, Dr. C. Nicole Mason released the following statement: “This is a dark day for American democracy and women’s reproductive rights..."

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ALL IN TOGETHER: A FACT SHEET ON THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER IN ACHIEVING STUDENT PARENT SUCCESS AT LAVC

This fact sheet utilizes survey data and focus group data collected by the Los Angeles Valley College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Family Resource Center survey data. This data was collected in the fall of 2021. Over 200 student parents are represented in the survey and/or focus group data. In addition to the survey, the Family Resource Center (FRC) conducted in-depth focus groups to better understand the student-parent experience at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC).

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IWPR Reproductive Rights Index: A State-by-State Analysis and Ranking

The Status of Women in the States Initiative at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research provides timely data and research on women’s progress and well-being in the United States on a number of important indicators: employment and earnings, political participation, reproductive rights and health, economic security and opportunity, and work and family.

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UNIVERSAL PRE-K WILL SAVE FAMILIES $17 BILLION IN OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES

Universal preschool provides excellent benefits to children and families. It improves school readiness and provides long-term educational benefits. Children who attend preschool are less likely to get arrested later in life or face disciplinary measures such as juvenile incarceration.

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The Gender Wage Gap Remains in Year Two of the Pandemic

In 2021, women earned just 83.1 percent of what men earned, based on IWPR’s analysis of median weekly earnings for full-time workers. Wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity were profound, with the gap widening most for Black and Hispanic women.

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