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Gender Political Parity in the U.S. Congress: Women Will Wait 88 Years before Achieving Equal Representation

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By |2020-11-03T17:35:15-04:00March 5, 2020|Briefing Paper, IWPR|Comments Off on Gender Political Parity in the U.S. Congress: Women Will Wait 88 Years before Achieving Equal Representation

Women-Owned Businesses Have Increased in Number, but Still Face Obstacles to Growth

Women have made considerable progress in increasing their representation among business owners in recent years. The number of women-owned businesses increased in almost every industry between 2002 and 2012, at rates higher than those of men-owned businesses.

By |2020-07-26T17:12:18-04:00February 19, 2020|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Women-Owned Businesses Have Increased in Number, but Still Face Obstacles to Growth

Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

This briefing paper explores the availability of and need for pregnancy prevention services among individuals enrolled in job training in the United States.

By |2020-08-10T02:44:53-04:00February 13, 2020|Briefing Paper, Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health|Comments Off on Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

Providing Unpaid Household and Care Work in the United States: Uncovering Inequality

In the United States, women spend considerably more time than men over their lifetime doing unpaid household and care work. The unequal distribution of this work—work that is essential for families and societies to thrive—not only limits women’s career choices and economic empowerment, but also affects their overall health and well-being.

By |2021-01-28T08:53:03-04:00January 20, 2020|Job Quality and Income Security, Report|Comments Off on Providing Unpaid Household and Care Work in the United States: Uncovering Inequality

Paid Family Leave Increases Mothers’ Labor Market Attachment

The United States is the only OECD country that does not guarantee a right to paid maternity leave. Evidence suggests that improving access to paid leave in the United States has health and economic benefits for families.

By |2021-01-28T08:54:26-04:00January 3, 2020|Fact Sheet, Job Quality and Income Security|Comments Off on Paid Family Leave Increases Mothers’ Labor Market Attachment

Geographic Mobility, Gender, and the Future of Work

Geographically, economic opportunity is unequally distributed across the United States. A disproportionate share of all private-sector jobs—one in five—are located in just four metropolitan areas: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.

By |2020-07-26T17:21:16-04:00December 19, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Report|Comments Off on Geographic Mobility, Gender, and the Future of Work

Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education

Earning a higher education is increasingly necessary for achieving family economic security. For single mothers, who are more likely to live in poverty than other women, earning postsecondary credentials can bring substantial benefits, from increased lifetime earnings and employment rates to better health outcomes and chances of success for their children.

By |2021-01-27T06:04:03-04:00December 18, 2019|Report, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education

Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

Gender differences in paid and unpaid time at work are an important aspect of gender inequality. Women tend to spend more time on unpaid household and family care work, and men spend more time in paid work. This unequal distribution of time creates barriers to women’s advancement at work and reduces women’s economic security.

By |2020-08-26T16:40:38-04:00November 14, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Report|Comments Off on Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Greater access to apprenticeships in the skilled trades can help women achieve economic security and fill predicted skills shortages in construction. The construction trades provide good careers with family sustaining earnings.

By |2020-07-26T17:48:43-04:00November 14, 2019|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s, 1985-2018 (Full-time, Year-Round Workers) with Projections for Pay Equity, by Race/Ethnicity

Source: IWPR analysis of data from P-38 Historical Income [...]

By |2020-11-02T18:29:51-04:00November 5, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Quick Figure|Comments Off on Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s, 1985-2018 (Full-time, Year-Round Workers) with Projections for Pay Equity, by Race/Ethnicity
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