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Women of Color in Economics and Sociology: Poor Climate, Unequal Treatment, and Lack of Legitimacy

A recent survey by the American Economics’ Association (AEA), for example, revealed widespread gender and racial discrimination in the field, with nearly half of women reporting unequal treatment, including sexual harassment and failure to take their work seriously (American Economic Association 2019).

By |2020-08-10T03:21:09+00:00August 6, 2019|Briefing Paper, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy|Comments Off on Women of Color in Economics and Sociology: Poor Climate, Unequal Treatment, and Lack of Legitimacy

Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children

This study builds on previous IWPR work and provides information on the income packaging strategies and outcomes for a variety of low-income families with children in the United States during a time period prior to the welfare reform legislation of 1996.

By |2020-12-02T23:15:00+00:00May 31, 2003|IWPR|Comments Off on Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children

Measuring the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women and the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions: An Initial Assessment and Proposals for Further Research

This review paper was prepared by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) as part of a joint project with Victim Services, Inc. and the Domestic Violence Training Project.

By |2020-12-22T23:49:20+00:00April 20, 1997|IWPR|Comments Off on Measuring the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women and the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions: An Initial Assessment and Proposals for Further Research

Food Stamps and AFDC: A Double Life-Line for Low-income Working Single Mothers

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in partnership with state and local governments, is the largest food assistance program in the United States.

By |2020-11-13T23:59:39+00:00April 1, 1996|IWPR|Comments Off on Food Stamps and AFDC: A Double Life-Line for Low-income Working Single Mothers

Contingent Work: Its Consequences for Well-Being, The Gendered Division of Labor, and the Welfare State

Since the mid 1980s, labor market researchers have become increasingly convinced that the United States is witnessing a restructuring of the labor market.

By |2020-12-20T17:53:11+00:00August 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Contingent Work: Its Consequences for Well-Being, The Gendered Division of Labor, and the Welfare State

The Economic Impact of Contingent Work on Women and Their Families

Since the mid 1980s, many labor market researchers have become increasingly convinced that the U.S. is witnessing a restructuring of the labor market.

By |2020-12-20T18:59:43+00:00August 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on The Economic Impact of Contingent Work on Women and Their Families

Unemployment Insurance: Barriers to Access for Women and Part-time Workers

The U.S. social insurance system has always been unique by international standards. It's always been a bit less generous than other systems and always a bit more complicated.

By |2020-12-20T16:30:51+00:00July 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Unemployment Insurance: Barriers to Access for Women and Part-time Workers

Welfare That Works: The Working Lives of AFDC Recipients

In the latest campaign to move recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) off the welfare rolls through time-limiting benefits and ending entitlements, little attention has been paid to what will work to increase the likelihood that AFDC recipients can find work and earn wages above the barest minimum.

By |2020-12-23T00:42:05+00:00March 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Welfare That Works: The Working Lives of AFDC Recipients
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