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College Affordability for Low-Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society

This report was prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) as a part of a series of papers on defining college affordability sponsored by the Lumina Foundation. The report examines how efforts to understand and improve college affordability can be informed by the experiences and circumstances of low-income adults, students of color, and students with dependent children.

By |2021-05-27T09:05:23-04:00April 5, 2014|Briefing Paper, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on College Affordability for Low-Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society

How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy

Persistent earnings inequality for working women translates into lower pay, less family income, and more poverty in families with a working woman, which is of no small consequence to working families.

College Students with Children are Common and Face Many Challenges in Completing Higher Education Summary

The role of parenthood in postsecondary outcomes needs greater focus from the higher education reform community.

Increasing Pathways to Legal Status for Immigrant In-Home Care Workers

This paper explores options for reforming the U.S. visa system to increase the pathways to legal status for undocumented immigrant women interested in providing long-term care for the elderly and for individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

By |2021-05-07T14:28:59-04:00February 11, 2013|Briefing Paper, IWPR, Publications|Comments Off on Increasing Pathways to Legal Status for Immigrant In-Home Care Workers

Separate and Not Equal? Gender Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap

Occupational gender segregation is a strong feature of the US labor market. While some occupations have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly dominated by either men or women. Our analysis of trends in overall gender segregation shows that, after a considerable move towards more integrated occupations in the 1970s and 1980s, progress has completely stalled since the mid 1990s.

Women and Men’s Employment and Unemployment in the Great Recession

Since December 2007, the U.S. economy has been in the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Because much of the slowdown has occurred in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing and construction while a few traditionally female fields such as health and education have shown job growth or minimal job loss, many reports have focused on the job losses among men in the labor force.

In Harm’s Way? Domestic Violence, AFDC Receipt and Welfare Program

Summarizes the results of a Massachusetts survey of 734 women receiving welfare and reveals these women experience substantial incidence of domestic violence. Based on the study by economist Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts at Boston.

By |2020-09-08T16:40:21-04:00December 17, 1997|Briefing Paper|0 Comments
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