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Lindsey Reichlin is a Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Lindsey manages IWPR’s grant-funded projects under the Student Parent Success Initiative (SPSI), which promotes access to and success in college for women who are parents of dependent children. She also contributes to IWPR’s research on global women’s issues, including conducting case studies for a study funded by the International Finance Corporation on private sector provision of child care supports. Lindsey has presented IWPR research at numerous events and conferences, including serving as a panelist on private sector strategies to promote work-family balance at UNDP’s Third Global Forum on Business for Gender Equality in Panama City. An expert on access to postsecondary education, Lindsey has been quoted in several outlets including The Washington Post, the National Journal, and Market Watch. Prior to joining IWPR, Lindsey held positions at the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health and at Global Policy Solutions in Washington, D.C. Lindsey has a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she studied human rights, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Child Care for Parents in College: A State-by-State Assessment

Child care is a crucial support for the 4.8 million parents in college, but it is difficult for students to find and afford.

By |2020-12-31T00:28:41-04:00September 1, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on Child Care for Parents in College: A State-by-State Assessment

The Role of the Federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program in Supporting Student Parent Success

Affordable, quality child care is crucial to the postsecondary success of the 4.8 million undergraduate students raising dependent children.

By |2020-12-20T17:27:19-04:00February 29, 2016|IWPR|Comments Off on The Role of the Federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program in Supporting Student Parent Success

Reproductive Health and Women’s Educational Attainment: Women’s Funds’ Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Women

This paper offers an overview of the significance and status of access to reproductive health rights and services in the United States today.

By |2020-12-02T01:57:52-04:00October 7, 2015|IWPR|Comments Off on Reproductive Health and Women’s Educational Attainment: Women’s Funds’ Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Women

Research & Policy Update: Student Parents & Access to Child Care at Community Colleges

Power Point presentation from Student Parent Support Symposium session on "Current Student Parent Research & Policy Efforts"

4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children

Over a quarter (26 percent) of all undergraduate students, or 4.8 million students, are raising dependent children. Women are disproportionately likely to be balancing college and parenthood, many without the support of a spouse or partner.

By |2020-09-09T17:12:46-04:00November 17, 2014|Fact Sheet, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on 4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children

Campus Child Care Declining Even As Growing Numbers of Parents Attend College

Affordable, reliable child care is a crucial support for the 4.8 million college students raising dependent children, but is often tough to find. High child care costs, difficulty obtaining subsidies, and scheduling challenges often create significant obstacles for student parents, and may contribute to their relatively low rates of college completion.

By |2020-12-14T05:47:23-04:00November 17, 2014|IWPR|Comments Off on Campus Child Care Declining Even As Growing Numbers of Parents Attend College

Community College Students Need Fair Job Scheduling Practices

Working is often critical to community college students’ ability to pursue a postsecondary education, but holding a job while in school can threaten a student’s success in college.

By |2020-11-16T00:48:02-04:00July 22, 2014|IWPR|Comments Off on Community College Students Need Fair Job Scheduling Practices

Securing a Better Future: A Portrait of Female Students in Mississippi’s Community Colleges

This report presents findings from a survey of female community college students in Mississippi conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and commissioned by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi.

Paid Parental Leave in the United States: What the Data Tell Us about Access, Usage, and Economic and Health Benefits

This paper was prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) as a part of a series of Scholars’ Papers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of American Women: Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 1963.

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