Vicky Lovell

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Why Americans Worry About Retirement Security, and Why Women Worry More Than Men

This summary excerpts findings from a report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Women at Greater Risk of Economic Insecurity: A Gender Analysis of the Rockefeller Foundation's American Worker Survey.

By Vicky Lovell, Heidi Hartmann and Claudia Williams|2020-11-29T23:17:02-05:00April 30, 2008|IWPR|Comments Off on Why Americans Worry About Retirement Security, and Why Women Worry More Than Men

Valuing Good Health in California: The Costs and Benefits of the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act of 2008

Policy makers across the country are increasingly concerned about the adequacy of existing paid sick leave policies.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-12-14T08:12:16-05:00March 31, 2008|IWPR|Comments Off on Valuing Good Health in California: The Costs and Benefits of the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act of 2008

Public Health and Paid Sick Days: Policy Action to Limit the Spread of Disease and Improve Health In Massachusetts

The public health aspect of paid sick days policies is extremely compelling.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-12-27T18:11:28-05:00October 31, 2007|IWPR|Comments Off on Public Health and Paid Sick Days: Policy Action to Limit the Spread of Disease and Improve Health In Massachusetts

The Unemployment Modernization Act: Improving UI Equity and Adequacy for Women

I would like to address the need for three important changes proposed in H.R. 2233, the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act: the Alternative Base Period; coverage of part-time workers; and support for workers who lose their jobs because of family circumstances.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-11-25T01:41:17-05:00September 19, 2007|IWPR|Comments Off on The Unemployment Modernization Act: Improving UI Equity and Adequacy for Women

Maternity Leave in the United States: Paid Parental Leave is Still Not Standard, Even Among the Best U.S. Employers

Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of the best employers for working mothers provide four or fewer weeks of paid maternity leave, and half (52 percent) provide six weeks or less, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research analysis of data provided by Working Mother Media, Inc., publisher of Working Mother magazine.

Supporting Healthy Washington, DC Communities with a Minimum Paid Sick Days Standard Testimony on the Paid Sick and Safe Days Act of 2007, Bill 17-197

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has been conducting research and providing technical assistance on paid sick days to members of Congress, state legislatures, municipal governing bodies, and other groups since 2000.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-11-29T03:29:45-05:00June 30, 2007|IWPR|Comments Off on Supporting Healthy Washington, DC Communities with a Minimum Paid Sick Days Standard Testimony on the Paid Sick and Safe Days Act of 2007, Bill 17-197

Making the Right Call: Jobs and Diversity in the Communications and Media Sector

The Communications and Media Sector is at the forefront of the 21st century economy. Employing more than 3 million Americans, activity in this sector fuels cultural, economic, social, and political evolution.

By Vicky Lovell, Heidi Hartmann and Jessica Koski|2020-12-14T07:00:18-05:00July 1, 2006|IWPR|Comments Off on Making the Right Call: Jobs and Diversity in the Communications and Media Sector

Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health by Reducing the Spread of Disease

Paid sick days can reduce the spread of disease at work and in child-care settings, creating significant public health benefits and a more productive workforce.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-11-30T00:44:37-05:00January 31, 2006|IWPR|Comments Off on Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health by Reducing the Spread of Disease

Valuing Good Health in Massachusetts: An Estimate of Costs and Savings for the Paid Sick Days Act

The Paid Sick Days Act (PSDA) would ensure that all Massachusetts workers have a minimum of seven days of paid time off annually to take care of their own health needs and those of members of their families.

By Vicky Lovell|2020-11-29T23:21:57-05:00April 30, 2005|IWPR|Comments Off on Valuing Good Health in Massachusetts: An Estimate of Costs and Savings for the Paid Sick Days Act
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