Elyse Shaw, M.A.

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About Elyse Shaw

Elyse Shaw is a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Elyse directs IWPR’s projects on the Status of Women in the United States, women’s political participation, and those related to women and girls of color, which examines the intersectional nature of race and gender on women’s lives. Elyse also works extensively on workforce development and job training initiatives and contributes to IWPR’s research on global women’s issues, including providing technical assistance to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on the establishment of a gender policy institute in Palestine. Elyse has presented IWPR research on numerous webinars, panels, and to visiting international thought leaders and has provided commentary on a broad range of research topics. She has been quoted in several local and national outlets including The Washington Post and Public Radio International. She authored or co-authored several publications, including Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio; Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work: Understanding the Costs; Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting, Innovation, and Commercialization: Programs Promoting Equity and Inclusion; and Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage, Female-Dominated Jobs. Prior to joining IWPR in August of 2012, Elyse received her Masters of International Relations from American University’s School of International Service, where she studied peace and conflict. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College.

The Status of Women in the South

The Status of Women in the South builds on IWPR’s long-standing analyses and reports, The Status of Women in the States, that have provided data on the status of women nationally and for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia since 1996. The Status of Women in the South uses data from U.S. government and other sources to analyze women’s status in the southern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

By |2020-08-10T04:19:31-04:00February 25, 2016|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in the South

Get to the Bricks: The Experiences of Black Women from New Orleans Public Housing After Hurricane Katrina

Get to the Bricks: The Experiences of Black Women from New Orleans Public Housing After Hurricane Katrina presents the results of qualitative research conducted with 184 low-income black women who lived in public housing prior to Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, and who were displaced by the hurricane and the closure and demolition of their housing.

Toward Our Children’s Keeper: A Data-Driven Analysis of the Interim Report of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Shows the Shared Fate of Boys and Girls of Color

This report was commissioned by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) as part of a series highlighting issues confronting women and girls of color.

By |2021-01-07T03:08:04-04:00February 25, 2015|IWPR|Comments Off on Toward Our Children’s Keeper: A Data-Driven Analysis of the Interim Report of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Shows the Shared Fate of Boys and Girls of Color

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 |2020-12-27T18:18:23-04:00December 11, 2014|IWPR|Comments Off on Untapped Resources, Untapped Labor Pool: Using Federal Highway Funds to Prepare Women for Careers in Construction

Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women Recover Jobs Lost in Recession in Year Five

While the number of jobs dropped steeply, particularly for men, in the Great Recession, slow job growth has characterized the recovery.

By |2021-01-05T03:46:15-04:00November 6, 2014|IWPR|Comments Off on Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women Recover Jobs Lost in Recession in Year Five

Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women’s Recovery Strengthens in Year Four

While the number of jobs dropped steeply, particularly for men, in the Great Recession, slow job growth has characterized much of the recovery.

By |2020-12-20T18:34:09-04:00November 5, 2013|IWPR|Comments Off on Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women’s Recovery Strengthens in Year Four

Enhancing the Status of Women: How Engaging Women in Leadership Creates a More Inclusive Democracy and Improves Women’s Lives

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has been at the forefront of research on issues and policies that affect women’s continued participation and leadership in society and politics.

By |2020-12-23T01:07:07-04:00May 22, 2013|IWPR|Comments Off on Enhancing the Status of Women: How Engaging Women in Leadership Creates a More Inclusive Democracy and Improves Women’s Lives
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