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Valuing Good Health: An Estimate of Costs and Savings for the Healthy Families Act

The Healthy Families Act (HFA) would ensure that all eligible 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 |2021-01-05T04:29:44-04:00March 31, 2005|IWPR|Comments Off on Valuing Good Health: An Estimate of Costs and Savings for the Healthy Families Act

Staying Employed: Trends in Medicaid, Child Care, and Head Start in Ohio

Over the past two and a half decades in Ohio, more women have entered the labor force, and families have increased their work hours. Yet, job quality has often declined: wages for most workers have been stagnant, health insurance provision by employers has decreased, and Ohio remains nearly 264,000 jobs below its peak employment.

By |2021-02-16T03:57:21-04:00October 31, 2004|IWPR|Comments Off on Staying Employed: Trends in Medicaid, Child Care, and Head Start in Ohio

Expanded Sick Leave Would Yield Substantial Benefits to Business, Employers, and Families

More than half of all workers in the private sector and in state and local government (54 percent, or 66 million workers) are not provided with any paid sick leave after a full year of service, according to a new analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

By |2020-12-02T04:20:41-04:00June 15, 2004|IWPR|Comments Off on Expanded Sick Leave Would Yield Substantial Benefits to Business, Employers, and Families

No Time To Be Sick: Why Everyone Suffers When Workers Don’t have Paid Sick Leave

Expansion of paid sick leave and integration of family caregiving activities into authorized uses of paid sick leave are crucial work and health supports for workers, their families, employers, and our communities at large.

By |2020-10-31T03:21:08-04:00June 6, 2004|IWPR|Comments Off on No Time To Be Sick: Why Everyone Suffers When Workers Don’t have Paid Sick Leave

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color

The Florida unemployment insurance (UI) system is not meeting its basic goal of providing a modest measure of income support to temporarily unemployed workers.

By |2021-02-07T17:43:00-04:00March 31, 2004|IWPR|Comments Off on Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color, Executive Summary

The Florida unemployment insurance (UI) system is not meeting its basic goal of providing a modest measure of income support to temporarily unemployed workers. This is due in significant part to the UI system’s failure to keep pace with fundamental changes in the labor market, including the growth of low-wage and part-time work and the vastly expanding role of women in the labor market.

By |2021-02-16T01:51:45-04:00March 31, 2004|IWPR|Comments Off on Florida’s Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color, Executive Summary

The Gender Wage Gap: Progress of the 1980s Fails to Carry Through

The gender wage gap is much narrower now than it was at the start of the revolutionary decade of the 1960s, when long-standing barriers to women’s educational achievement and employment success began to be dismantled and the first of a series of critical equal employment opportunity standards were enacted by Congress.

By |2021-01-31T19:21:11-04:00October 31, 2003|IWPR|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap: Progress of the 1980s Fails to Carry Through

40-hour Work Proposal Significantly Raises Mothers’ Employment Standard

The 40-hour-a-week, year-round work requirement Congress is considering imposing on TANF recipients is substantially higher than the current level of mothers’ employment activity.

By |2020-11-22T22:09:34-04:00May 31, 2003|IWPR|Comments Off on 40-hour Work Proposal Significantly Raises Mothers’ Employment Standard

Estimating the Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leave: A Colloquium Report

This report summarizes a meeting co-hosted by the Institute of Women's Policy Research and the Institute of Industrial Relations of the University of California Berkeley in March 2002.

By |2020-11-06T01:11:04-04:00December 31, 2002|IWPR|Comments Off on Estimating the Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leave: A Colloquium Report

New Welfare Proposals Would Require Mothers Receiving Assistance to Work More than the Average American Mom; Child Care Inadequate

Presently, the federal welfare law requires that 50 percent of single-parent families and 90 percent of two-parent families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) be engaged in a work activity.

By |2020-11-25T00:47:08-04:00April 11, 2002|IWPR|Comments Off on New Welfare Proposals Would Require Mothers Receiving Assistance to Work More than the Average American Mom; Child Care Inadequate
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