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2024 Care conf CLOSE OUT
Take a last look back at IWPR's successful 2024 Care Conference!

Thank you to everyone who attended in person or virtually Friday April 5! You can view a great recap video and all the livestreamed sessions here. Until next time!

FL abortion ban
Florida Six-Week Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect

Thanks to the state courts and legislature, as of May 1, abortion access in Florida is now more restricted than ever under the state’s near-total ban. The impact will resonate throughout the state, harming women and hurting the state economy.  

Apprenticeship Report Mar 2024
As Apprenticeships Expand, Breaking Down Barriers to Women’s Economic Success

The apprenticeship route can offer an alternative to traditional college (and college debt), yet traditionally, women have been much less likely to be apprentices than men. Check out IWPR’s latest report analyzing whether the commitments to greater gender and racial equity in apprenticeship pathways are being realized and whether women and men are equally likely to achieve jobs with family-sustaining wages following apprenticeships.

IWPR caregiving poll
Check out IWPR's Latest Poll on Caregiving and Women in the Workforce

Care is the cornerstone of economic activity, yet it remains undervalued and underfunded in the American economy, adversely impacting caregivers and those in need. IWPR's recent poll of women in the workforce details the concerns that many caregivers have about the impact of their responsibilities on their future careers and future financial security.

2023 Annual Report
Check Out IWPR's 2023 Annual Report!

IWPR is a “think tank with humanity,” and our mission is simple: win economic equity for all women and eliminate barriers to their full participation in society. Our Annual Report details how we strived to fulfill our mission in 2023 and provides a detailed picture of our mission and values, our impact, and how we do what we do.

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ADVANCING EQUITY IN ATTAINMENT FOR BLACK SINGLE MOTHERS IN COLLEGE: UNDERSTANDING THEIR NEEDS AND SUPPORTING THEIR SUCCESS

IWPR’s latest report provides insight into how college settings promote or inhibit the success of Black single mother community college students, how Black single mother students engage with institutional resources, which of these resources they find beneficial, and how institutional resources can better serve their needs.

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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