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Working Parents: Differences, Similarities, And the Implications for a Policy Agenda

This paper has several goals: to describe, for the United States, the universe of working parents and their children; to note the differences and similarities among these parents and children, based on family structure

By Heidi Hartmann and Roberta Spalter-Roth|2020-12-02T04:30:32-05:00November 9, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Working Parents: Differences, Similarities, And the Implications for a Policy Agenda

Thirty-Five Million: a Preliminary Report on the Status of Young Women

This report presents highlights, in chart form, of the status of women aged 18-34 from 1970 to the present time, covering demographic, economic and social characteristics.

By IWPR|2020-11-15T01:10:42-05:00October 1, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Thirty-Five Million: a Preliminary Report on the Status of Young Women

Improving Employment Opportunities for Women Workers: An Assessment of the Ten Year Economic and Legal Impact of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Issues of rights or equity for working women (and men) promise to continue to be as hotly contested in the 1990s as these issues were in the 1970s and 1980s.

By Roberta Spalter-Roth, Claudia Withers and Sheila Gibbs|2021-02-19T01:56:45-05:00September 1, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Improving Employment Opportunities for Women Workers: An Assessment of the Ten Year Economic and Legal Impact of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Tax Benefits for Low-Income Families With Children: Two Competing Proposals, Parts I and II

This briefing paper presents a comparison of the impact on family income of two currently proposed bills that increase tax credits for low-income working families with children: S.5 in the U.S. Senate, the Act for Better Child Care, and H.R.3 in the House of Representatives, the Early Childhood Education and Development Act.

By Heidi Hartmann|2020-12-02T23:04:31-05:00July 6, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Tax Benefits for Low-Income Families With Children: Two Competing Proposals, Parts I and II

The Minimum Wage Increase a Working Woman’s Issue

Equal pay is a fundamental issue affecting working families. While the number of women workers in the labor force has steadily increased, the contribution of women's wages to family income has also grown, with women's earnings now providing a significant portion of total household income.

By Heidi Hartmann, Katherine Allen and Christine Owens|2020-11-12T05:57:48-05:00June 1, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on The Minimum Wage Increase a Working Woman’s Issue

Raises and Recognition: Secretaries, Clerical Workers and the Union Wage Premium

Though secretarial and clerical occupations were not always female intensive, they are currently the largest women's occupational category in the US.

By IWPR|2021-02-19T01:19:53-05:00April 1, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Raises and Recognition: Secretaries, Clerical Workers and the Union Wage Premium

Low-Wage Work, Health Benefits, and Family Well-Being

Departing from the outmoded view that only male breadwinners need earn a wage adequate to support a family, a study by IWPR examines the adequacy of wages and benefits of all adult workers for family support.

By Roberta Spalter-Roth, Heidi Hartmann and Linda Andrews|2020-11-25T03:06:30-05:00March 1, 1990|IWPR|Comments Off on Low-Wage Work, Health Benefits, and Family Well-Being
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