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Women of Color in Economics and Sociology: Poor Climate, Unequal Treatment, and Lack of Legitimacy

A recent survey by the American Economics’ Association (AEA), for example, revealed widespread gender and racial discrimination in the field, with nearly half of women reporting unequal treatment, including sexual harassment and failure to take their work seriously (American Economic Association 2019).

By |2020-08-10T03:21:09-04:00August 6, 2019|Briefing Paper, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy|Comments Off on Women of Color in Economics and Sociology: Poor Climate, Unequal Treatment, and Lack of Legitimacy

Women Only Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Meeting Skills Needs and Creating Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

The average salary for someone who completed an apprenticeship is $60,000 per year. The average salary of an electrician (the most common apprenticeship) on completion of an apprenticeship is $23 per hour; for a 40-hour week this translates to $920, substantially higher than the median weekly earnings for a worker with an Associate degree (of $836 in 2017).

By |2020-09-04T12:43:15-04:00October 15, 2018|Briefing Paper, ESME|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work: Understanding the Costs

Through a review of the current literature on sexual harassment and assault, this briefing paper highlights how workplace sexual harassment and assault affect women’s economic advancement and security, and the costs of these harms to employers (including estimates of financial losses where available). It also provides recommendations for preventing sexual harassment and reducing the negative effects of harassment for individuals and workplaces.

The Economic Drivers and Consequences of Sex Trafficking in the United States

Like intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking, human trafficking[i] has significant economic consequences for victims. While data on the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States are scarce, due to the covert nature of the crime, some research suggests that trafficking is widespread.

By |2020-09-09T14:08:49-04:00September 27, 2017|Briefing Paper|0 Comments

Single Mothers in College: Growing Enrollment, Financial Challenges, and the Benefits of Attainment

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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity

This briefing paper highlights demographic information relevant to the status of women in Florida. It explores differences between women and men on a range of variables, including age, race and ethnicity, marital status, household type, immigration status, geography, and veteran status.

By |2020-08-27T02:10:48-04:00December 8, 2016|Briefing Paper, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity

Girls and Young Women of Color: Where They Are in the United States

Of the 14.1 million girls and young women of color, age 10–24, in the United States, 40.7 percent (5,748,760) live in the South, 23.2 percent in the Pacific West, 14.9 percent in the Northeast, 10.4 percent in East North Central, 7.3 percent in the Mountain West, and 3.5 percent in West North Central, as shown in Map 1.

By |2020-09-09T17:05:22-04:00October 19, 2016|Briefing Paper, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy|Comments Off on Girls and Young Women of Color: Where They Are in the United States
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