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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 Roberta Spalter-Roth and Enrique Soto|2020-11-13T23:59:39-05:00April 1, 1996|IWPR|Comments Off on Food Stamps and AFDC: A Double Life-Line for Low-income Working Single Mothers

Are Mommies Dropping Out of the Labor Force? No!

Despite a spate of recent news articles reporting a slow down and even reversal of the long-term growth in women’s labor force participation– articles that assume the reversal is led by mothers anxious to stay at home with their children– the data show that most mothers are continuing to increase their participation in the labor force, even during the current recession. More women are working than ever before. Married mothers and mothers of very young children have increased their labor force participation most.

By Janice Hamilton Outtz|2020-11-29T18:25:35-05:00March 1, 1996|IWPR|Comments Off on Are Mommies Dropping Out of the Labor Force? No!

Affirmative Action in Employment: An Overview

An IWPR briefing paper providing a review of the employment and wages of white women, black men, and black women relative o white men after implementation of affirmative action policies.

By IWPR|2020-11-18T01:31:18-05:00January 10, 1996|IWPR|Comments Off on Affirmative Action in Employment: An Overview

Food Stamp Participation and the Economic Well Being of Single Mothers

In new research entitled “Food Stamps and AFDC: A Double Life-Line for Low-Income Single Working Mothers,” the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that eligible families of single working mothers are more likely to participate in the Food Stamp Program during the months in which they receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). The study also shows that major losses in family purchasing power occur when they do not receive food stamp benefits but are eligible to do so.

By Andrew Groat and Kris Ronan|2021-01-18T00:32:55-05:00August 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Food Stamp Participation and the Economic Well Being of 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 Roberta Spalter-Roth and Heidi Hartmann|2020-12-20T17:53:11-05:00August 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 Roberta Spalter-Roth and Heidi Hartmann|2020-12-20T18:59:43-05:00August 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 Young-Hee Yoon, Roberta Spalter-Roth and Marc Bendick Jr|2020-12-20T16:30:51-05:00July 1, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Unemployment Insurance: Barriers to Access for Women and Part-time Workers

Providing Paid Family Leave: Estimating the Cost of Expanding California’s Disability Insurance Program

Testimony before the U.S. Commission on Family and Medical Leave, San Francisco, CA. Estimates the cost of expanding California’s Temporary Disability Insurance Program and examines the feasibility of using the temporary disability insurance model to provide paid family leave to workers.

By IWPR|2021-06-13T20:21:12-05:00June 26, 1995|IWPR|Comments Off on Providing Paid Family Leave: Estimating the Cost of Expanding California’s Disability Insurance Program