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About Rhiana Gunn-Wright

Rhiana Gunn-Wright is the Director of Climate Policy at the Roosevelt Institute. Before joining Roosevelt, Gunn-Wright was the policy director for New Consensus, charged with developing and promoting the Green New Deal, among other projects. Previously she served as the policy director for Abdul El-Sayed’s 2018 Michigan gubernatorial campaign. A 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Gunn-Wright has also worked as the policy analyst for the Detroit Health Department, was a Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow of Women and Public Policy at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and served on the policy team for former First Lady Michelle Obama. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2011 with majors in African American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

The Status of Women in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

Women in the Charlotte metropolitan area, and in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades.

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The Status of Women in Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina

Women in the western counties of North Carolina, and the state as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades.

By |2020-12-20T19:14:57+00:00January 15, 2013|IWPR|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina

The Status of Women in the Greensboro Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

Women in the Greensboro area, and in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades. The majority of women work—many in professional jobs—and women are essential to the economic health of their communities.

By |2020-11-15T04:16:24+00:00January 6, 2013|IWPR|Comments Off on The Status of Women in the Greensboro Metropolitan Area, North Carolina

The Status of Women and Girls in New Haven, Connecticut

This report is the result of conversations over nearly two years among women leaders in New Haven about the growing need for data on women and girls in New Haven.

By |2020-12-19T17:13:43+00:00August 7, 2012|IWPR|Comments Off on The Status of Women and Girls in New Haven, Connecticut

The Pregnancy Assistance Fund as a Support for Student Parents in Postsecondary Education

Only two states, Minnesota and Virginia, have used their PAF grants to provide services related to postsecondary institutions. This fact sheet describes several of the programs and initiatives created by these PAF grantees.

Gender Segregation in Fields of Study at Community Colleges and Implications for Future Earnings

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Housing Resources and Programs for Single Student Parents at Community and Technical Colleges

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Denver Paid Sick Days Would Promote Children’s School Success

Paid sick days for working parents can enhance children’s school success. Parents face a difficult choice if their children get sick when they lack paid sick days: staying home with the child and missing pay (and possibly facing discipline at work); sending the child to school sick, which compromises their school performance and spreads illness to others; leaving the child at home alone, putting the child at risk; leaving the child with an older sibling who in turn must stay home from school; or trusting the child to a temporary caregiver. Each of these scenarios has potential costs for schools or for child well-being.

By |2020-11-23T01:41:29+00:00October 25, 2011|IWPR|Comments Off on Denver Paid Sick Days Would Promote Children’s School Success
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