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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 |2021-10-28T13:49:14-04:00June 20, 2019|IWPR, Policy, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy|Comments Off on A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

Capitol Hill Briefing: Women, Automation, and the Future of Work

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., are hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill to present findings from IWPR’s comprehensive new report, Women, Automation, and the Future of Work. The report presents the first comprehensive gender analysis of the potential impact of technological change on women and men’s employment in the United States, with an emphasis on the likely effects for women, given the jobs where women predominantly work and the disproportionate share of home and family care done by women.

By |2020-10-13T02:13:06-04:00June 13, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Capitol Hill Briefing: Women, Automation, and the Future of Work

Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio

Building wealth is integral to women’s economic security, good health, and overall well-being. Wealth—the value of assets minus debts—enables women to weather unexpected economic hardships and provides them with resources that allow them to have proactive control over their lives, giving them the chance to pursue educational degrees, business ventures, or other opportunities without accruing significant debt.

By |2020-10-12T01:03:01-04:00April 24, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio

The Need to Increase Gender Diversity in Innovation and Patenting Testimony Submitted to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Thank you Chairman Tillis, Ranking Member Coons, and Members of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee for holding this important hearing on the diversity gap in innovation and patenting. My name is Barbara Gault, and I am Executive Vice President at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). I appreciate your invitation to testify on IWPR’s work on women and innovation.

By |2020-10-05T01:08:15-04:00April 3, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on The Need to Increase Gender Diversity in Innovation and Patenting Testimony Submitted to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Work Supports for Reducing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave

Maternal mortality has been on the rise in the United States since the 1990s and the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world according to the World Health Organization. Maternal mortality also varies widely by race and ethnicity in the United States, with Black women more than three times as likely to die in childbirth as White women.

By |2020-10-12T01:05:01-04:00March 29, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Work Supports for Reducing Maternal Mortality: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave
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