Longstanding inequities in access to quality jobs and affordable care, along with uneven caregiving responsibilities, create unique challenges for young women of color during this prolonged pandemic recession. Young women (aged 16 to 24) were more likely to lose their job than young men and workers of other age groups in the initial months of the pandemic recession, largely due to their concentration in industries and occupations that have been hit the hardest by the economic downturn.
By Becky Jacobs The gender wage gap is closing at [...]
As Unemployment Drops, Gains Made by Women in the Workforce Remain Threatened by Historic Job Losses and Lack of Childcare
In January, women made a little more than 50 percent [...]
Women’s Work Supports, Job Retention, and Job Mobility: Child Care and Employer-Provided Health Insurance Help Women Stay on Jobs
This Research-in-Brief presents selected findings from IWPR’s forthcoming report Keeping [...]
Community College Partnerships for Student and Career Success: Program Profile of Carreras en Salud- duplicate
Postsecondary students with children often need an array of supports [...]
As we approach the November elections, there is an important opportunity for thoughtful debate around the strengths of alternative policies that support America's children, working parents, and families.
In the summer of 1995, it was unclear what the [...]