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The Workforce Investment Act and Women’s Progress: Does WIA Funded Training Reinforce Sex Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap?

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is the primary basis for federally funded workforce development. One of its stated purposes it to “increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants…”1 While earnings data suggest that both men and women benefit from WIA services, average earnings among women who received WIA services are significantly lower than average earnings for men.

By |2020-11-24T00:05:30+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on The Workforce Investment Act and Women’s Progress: Does WIA Funded Training Reinforce Sex Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap?

The Need for Support for Working Families

With women making up nearly half of the U.S. work force, and most children living in families with an employed mother, helping families balance work and family demands is an increasingly pressing priority.

By |2020-12-14T02:41:59+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on The Need for Support for Working Families

Mothers Earn Just 71 Percent of What Fathers Earn

Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of data from the American Community Survey finds that in 2015, mothers’ median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work ($40,000) were just 71.4 percent of fathers’ earnings ($56,000).

By |2020-12-03T02:28:46+00:00May 23, 2017|IWPR|Comments Off on Mothers Earn Just 71 Percent of What Fathers Earn

Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs

This report addresses women’s access to well-paid, growing, middle-skill jobs (jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree).

By |2020-12-27T19:25:09+00:00March 24, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs

The Gender Wage Gap: 2015 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

The gender wage gap for weekly full-time workers in the United States widened between 2014 and 2015.

By |2020-11-22T22:02:59+00:00March 7, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap: 2015 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

The Gender Wage Gap and Public Policy

Women’s earnings are crucial to their families’ economic well-being. Women are close to half of all employees in the United States, they are half of all workers with college degrees, and they are the co- or main breadwinners in close to two thirds of families with children, yet they persistently earn less than men.

By |2020-11-29T01:42:45+00:00February 29, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap and Public Policy

Leveraging Highway Funds to Support Women in Construction

Power Point presentation on improving women’s access to training and employment in transportation industries at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions Conference.

By |2020-11-29T19:15:40+00:00June 19, 2015|IWPR|Comments Off on Leveraging Highway Funds to Support Women in Construction

Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool: Using Federal Highway Funds to Prepare Women for Careers in Construction

Women are underrepresented in highway, street, and bridge construction where employment is projected to grow by more than 20 percent until 2022.

By |2020-12-27T18:18:23+00:00December 11, 2014|IWPR|Comments Off on Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool: Using Federal Highway Funds to Prepare Women for Careers in Construction
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