Chandra Childers, Ph.D.

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About Chandra Childers

Chandra Childers is a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. An expert on social stratification and social and economic inequality by race and sex, Chandra examines issues related to women and girls of color and job quality. In addition to being cited in the press, including The Nation and The Atlantic, Chandra has given presentations on the findings of IWPR research reports at various policy conferences. Before joining IWPR Chandra taught multiple undergraduate courses in Sociology at Texas Tech University and the University of Washington. Courses taught include Social Problems, Poverty & Inequality, and Research Practicum. Chandra completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Washington. Her dissertation examined trends in racial occupational segregation by sex.

Women, Automation, and the Future of Work (Executive Summary)

According to Women, Automation, and the Future of Work, an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report, technological change will affect men and women differently in a number of ways. The first study of its kind in the United States, this report estimates the risk of automation across occupations by gender and presents a comprehensive picture of what we know—and what we don’t—about how the future of work will affect women workers.

Digitalization, Automation, and Older Black Women: Ensuring Equity in the Future of Work

Despite their high labor force participation, Black women have historically been concentrated in a small number of occupations with low pay and poor working conditions.

By |2021-10-28T13:30:27-04:00May 8, 2019|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity|Comments Off on Digitalization, Automation, and Older Black Women: Ensuring Equity in the Future of Work

Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio

Building wealth is integral to women’s economic security, good health, and overall well-being. Wealth—the value of assets minus debts—enables women to weather unexpected economic hardships and provides them with resources that allow them to have proactive control over their lives, giving them the chance to pursue educational degrees, business ventures, or other opportunities without accruing significant debt.

By |2020-10-12T01:03:01-04:00April 24, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio

Retail Occupations: Few Signs of Employment Decline but Increasing Precarity

One in eleven U.S. workers work in retail jobs, close to 13 million workers in 2014-16. Occupations in the retail sector include Retail Salespersons, Cashiers, and Stock Clerks and Order Fillers, but also Advertising Agents, Telemarketers, and Models and Product Promoters.

By |2020-07-25T18:10:23-04:00March 13, 2019|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, Fact Sheet|Comments Off on Retail Occupations: Few Signs of Employment Decline but Increasing Precarity

Women’s Access to Quality Jobs in Mississippi – Full Report

Women have a chance at economic security only when they have access to high-quality jobs with fair wages. Financial security and sustainability for women is the mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, and we are happy to commission and share this report.

By |2020-10-28T18:50:58-04:00February 7, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Women’s Access to Quality Jobs in Mississippi – Full Report

Women’s Access to Quality Jobs in Mississippi – Condensed

Women have a chance at economic security only when they have access to high-quality jobs with fair wages. Financial security and sustainability for women is the mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, and we are happy to commission and share this report.

By |2020-10-30T04:14:03-04:00February 7, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Women’s Access to Quality Jobs in Mississippi – Condensed

The Status of Black Women in the United States

This report aims to amplify the historical and current contributions of Black domestic workers to the broader domestic worker movement. Using available data, the report describes the experiences of millions of Black women across the United States, and offers recommendations where the opportunities for Black women can be realized.

By |2020-08-26T12:05:39-04:00June 7, 2017|Executive Summary, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy, Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Black Women in the United States

High School Girls and Violence 2015: A Chartbook

This chartbook focuses on an area often ignored in discussions about the well-being of girls generally, and girls of color in particular—the alarming proportion of high school girls experiencing physical and sexual violence at the hands of schoolmates, friends, family members, and dating partners.

By |2020-12-27T18:00:24-04:00October 26, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on High School Girls and Violence 2015: A Chartbook
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