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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 [...]

By |2020-06-23T13:58:02+00:00June 23, 2020|IWPR|0 Comments

Contraception Access Increases Women’s Educational Attainment and Earnings

Contact: Jennifer Clark, clark@iwpr.org, 202-785-5100 New resource summarizes economic research [...]

By |2019-09-26T12:18:05+00:00September 26, 2019|IWPR, Press Releases|Comments Off on Contraception Access Increases Women’s Educational Attainment and Earnings

Valuing Good Health in Massachusetts: The Costs and Benefits of Earned Sick Days

Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers can earn paid time off to use when they are sick. In addition to concerns about workers’ ability to respond to their own health needs, there is growing recognition that, with so many dual-earner and single-parent families, family members’ health needs also sometimes require workers to take time off from their jobs. Allowing workers with contagious illnesses to avoid unnecessary contact with co-workers and customers has important public health benefits.

By |2020-08-10T14:29:54+00:00September 24, 2019|IWPR, Job Quality and Income Security|Comments Off on Valuing Good Health in Massachusetts: The Costs and Benefits of Earned Sick Days

Candidates’ “Free College” Proposals Must be More Inclusive of College Students with Children. Here’s How.

This blog was produced in collaboration with The Education Trust. [...]

By |2019-07-31T14:28:38+00:00July 31, 2019|IWPR|0 Comments

A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

This fact sheet outlines eight key policy priorities that are critical for increasing women’s economic opportunities and securing their futures.

By |2020-08-10T23:39:44+00:00June 20, 2019|IWPR, Policy|Comments Off on A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone