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About Emma Williams-Baron

Emma Williams-Baron was a Policy and Data Analyst at IWPR and Assistant Editor for the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, focusing on job quality, pay equity across the life course, work-life policy, and intersectional analysis. She began at IWPR as a Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow in 2015. Previously, she was a research assistant investigating gendered violence with Dr. Alexandra Hrycak, and a legislative intern at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. As an undergraduate student, Emma presented a senior thesis titled Girls and Boys Who Work: Effects of Gendered Adolescent Work Experiences on Career, Education, Family, and Work-Life Balance Aspirations and Expectations. Since joining IWPR, Emma has given several presentations at national and international conference including sharing findings from her study of youth work experience and attitudes toward career and family at the 2016 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference and presenting conclusions from her work with Dr. Hrycak at the 2016 Association for the Study of Nationalities 21st Annual World Convention. Emma is a 2015 graduate of Reed College with a B.A. in sociology.

Innovation and Intellectual Property among Women Entrepreneurs

This report investigates differences in women- and men-owned firms’ intellectual property holdings (including patents), their research and development activities, product innovations, and the relationships between innovative activities and business outcomes such as revenues and access to capital and start-up funding.

By |2020-10-28T19:06:04+00:00July 20, 2018|IWPR|Comments Off on Innovation and Intellectual Property among Women Entrepreneurs

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

North Carolina receives a grade of C for women’s employment and earnings, which is better than the D the state earned when The Status of Women in the States was published in 2004.

By |2020-08-27T01:40:22+00:00June 6, 2018|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

Access to Paid Sick Time in Dallas, Texas

Approximately 41 percent of workers in Dallas lack paid sick time, and low-income and part-time workers are especially unlikely to be covered. Access to paid sick time promotes safe and healthy work environments by preventing the spread of illness.

Access to Paid Sick Time in San Antonio, Texas

This briefing paper presents estimates of access to paid sick time in San Antonio by sex, race and ethnicity, employment sector, occupation, part/full-time employment status, and earnings levels through analyses of government data sources, including the 2014–2016 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS).

The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas

This report provides critical data illuminating the status of women in Lubbock County, in terms of their civic engagement, health outcomes, vulnerability to poverty, and access to employment, education, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

By |2020-08-27T01:46:31+00:00March 27, 2018|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas

Decline in Retail Jobs Felt Entirely by Women

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey finds that, over the last year (November 2016 - November 2017), women gained fewer jobs than men: women gained 985,000, while men gained 1,086,000 jobs.

By |2020-10-30T16:50:19+00:00December 18, 2017|IWPR|Comments Off on Decline in Retail Jobs Felt Entirely by Women

The Status of Women in Hawaii

Women in Hawai‘i have a distinct history, culture, and identity that shapes their status in ways that differ from other states. In the United States overall, the largest racial and ethnic groups are White, Hispanic, and Black, accounting for over 90 percent of the population of women of all ages in the country.

By |2020-10-30T02:32:51+00:00November 27, 2017|IWPR|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Hawaii

The Gender Wage Gap: 2016; Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

The ratio of women’s and men’s median annual earnings was 80.5 percent for full-time, year-round workers in 2016, an improvement of 0.9 percentage points since 2015.

By |2020-11-23T22:58:53+00:00September 13, 2017|IWPR|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap: 2016; Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
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