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Employment data released in April 2022 show another month of strong job growth. Women gained the majority of total job growth and moved into men-dominated jobs, like construction. Still, women are still much further than men from reaching pre-pandemic levels.
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.
Over four decades after the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination [...]
This brief compiles recent research on the impact of equal pay laws and policies on the gender wage gap.
December #JobsDay Data Show Women’s Recovery, and Child Care and Elder Care, Continued to Fall Behind Recovery
The December 2021 jobs report provided a mixed picture, with [...]
A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry
Careers in the construction trades can provide high earnings and good benefits, often through a learn-while-you-earn apprenticeship. In 2020, more than 300,000 women worked in the trades—the largest number ever. Yet while their numbers are growing, women still make up fewer than one in twenty of workers in construction occupations.
Evidence from California suggests that construction workers face the highest COVID-19 infection rates of any other sector. IWPR’s 2021 survey of tradeswomen across states shows that most construction workers who needed to take leave during COVID-19 had to do so without pay.
Latina women are paid less than White men in all states with sufficient sample sizes. They will not see equal pay until 2206.