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Care Conference 2024

IWPR is excited to announce the upcoming Care Conference 2024, in partnership with American University. This year's conference, "Economic Policies for Gender & Racial Equity—Earnings, Care, and Public Revenue," will take place on Friday, April 5, 2024, at American University in Washington, DC. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for registration updates!

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FAFSA Delays-Navigating the Thorny Landscape of College Unaffordability

For many low-income college students, the prevailing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) delays are causing added panic to our ever-growing educational crisis of soaring college costs. IWPR's Policy Team weighs in.

State leg good news blog
A Bit of Good News? In 2024, here's some much-needed optimism as we look at laws taking effect this year that will actually help women.

In 2023, some states went low, others went high and enacted policies that will benefit women for years to come, many of which go into effect this year. Our Policy Team gives us the rundown.

Repro Health Restrictions Cost FL Econ Billions
Reproductive Health Restrictions Cost the Florida Economy Billions of Dollars Each Year

Laws and policies that limit access to reproductive health care have devastating and wide-ranging effects on women’s lives. They can also harm state economies. IWPR estimates show that reproductive health restrictions cost the Florida economy billions of dollars each year.

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Understanding the Expanding Landscape of Guaranteed Income Programs in the US

In IWPR’s latest brief, we look at the expanding landscape of cash transfer and guaranteed income programs in the US and their impact on women. This analysis identifies the types of programs being implemented and the target populations they serve, focusing on understanding how cash transfers reach and affect women across various groups.

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IWPR is Growing! Come join our talented pool of experts!

IWPR is growing and adding new staff every quarter! The summer of 2023 saw us bring on six new team members and we're just getting started. Be sure to check out our slate of open positions and join our team today!

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GENDER AND RACIAL WAGE GAPS MARGINALLY IMPROVE IN 2022 BUT PAY EQUITY STILL DECADES AWAY

In 2022, women working full-time year-round made 84.0 cents per dollar earned by men (a wage gap of 16.0 percent), a marginal improvement compared to 2021 (83.7 cents per dollar) and significantly higher than in pre-COVID-19 2019 (82.3 cents).1 Based on median annual earnings in 2022, this meant $9,990 fewer dollars in the pockets of a typical woman who worked full-time year-round.

BLACK WOMEN HAVE MADE MAJOR GAINS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, BUT BLACK SINGLE MOTHERS STILL STRUGGLE TO ATTAIN DEGREES

This fact sheet aims to provide college leaders, student parent advocates, and policymakers with data to better understand the landscape for Black single mother students on a national level and prompt considerations for racial and gender equity and investments in institutional resources and supportive services.

UNDERWATER: STUDENT MOTHERS AND FATHERS STRUGGLE TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES AND PAY OFF COLLEGE LOANS

Student parents often face enormous financial barriers to academic success. They report high financial insecurity including issues with food, housing and other basic needs that may result in leaving college early without a credential, which has implications for future earnings. Check out IWPR’s latest research on this often-overlooked population.

The Status of Women in Florida Reproductive Rights

This White Paper provides an overview of reproductive rights in Florida. The report outlines the historical and political context of reproductive rights in the state and summarizes key data and outcomes. The report concludes with policy recommendations and areas for future research.

Advancing Women in Manufacturing: Perspectives from Women on the Shop Floor

Careers in manufacturing can provide high earnings and good benefits. After years of decline,the manufacturing industry is growing again. Manufacturing employs one in ten workers in the United States but fewer than a third of workers are women,and women are particularly underrepresented in many higher-earning shop floor positions that typically do not require a four-year college degree.

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