Equal pay and the wage gap have become central issues in discussions of John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court.
Th is report examines state and local policies and programs designed to improve the quality of family child care. For the purposes of this report, family child care is defined as a provider caring for two or more unrelated children in the provider’s home.
This tool is a joint project of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation, to build capacity among community groups to assess and track the status of women in their regions.
This manual provides instructions for analyzing the status of women at the county level. The manual allows advocates, researchers, and others within each state to assess women’s status at the local level, rank counties, and make cross-county comparisons.
More than half of all workers in the private sector and in state and local government (54 percent, or 66 million workers) are not provided with any paid sick leave after a full year of service, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
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The Impact of Disabilities on Mothers’ Work Participation: Examining Differences between Single and Married Mothers
This study examines the prevalence of disabilities among mothers and children and analyzes how these disabilities influence mothers’ work participation.
Building a Stronger Child Care Workforce: A Review of Studies of the Effectiveness of Public Compensation Initiatives
Child care providers are among the lowest paid workers in the United States. Inadequate compensation has led many qualified practitioners to leave the field for higher paying jobs, decreasing the quality of available care.
This report presents findings of an exploratory study about job training for low-income people, particularly women leaving welfare.
The Influence of Income, Education, and Work Status on Women’s Well Being (Published by Women’s Health Issues)
Recent research shows that women who leave welfare generally end up in low paying jobs with few benefits, if any. Many welfare recipients lack basic job skills that would make them appealing to employers and help them move out of dead-end jobs.