This report presents findings from an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the 2005-2009 American Community Survey data regarding the earnings of older men and women with different levels of education.
While the number of jobs dropped steeply, particularly for men, in the Great Recession, slow job growth has characterized much of the recovery.
Gender Poverty Gap Grows in Recovery: Men’s Poverty Dropped Since Recession, Women’s Poverty Stagnates
The persistent gap in male and female poverty has been growing during the economic recovery, with 16.3 percent of females, and 13.6 percent of males living in poverty in 2012.
Balancing Work and Family: How Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Work-Family Legislation Supports Policy Change
Important policies in allowing workers, particularly women who do the majority of family care, to balance employment with care giving responsibilities, including: family and medical leave and paid sick days, child care, and workplace flexibility.
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.
Since the beginning of the Great Recession in December of 2007 both women and men in Pennsylvania have experienced dramatic job losses and steep increases in unemployment.
While the number of jobs dropped steeply, particularly for men, in the Great Recession, slow job growth has characterized the recovery.
This report examines the valuable role women play as caregivers to both their children and to their aging parents.