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Dramatic Decline in Employment Hits Women Even More Severely than Men

In the four weeks since mid-March, 20.5 million jobs were lost, according to new payroll data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this Friday, May 8. Women bore the majority of job losses, 11.3 million (55 percent of the total), compared with 9.2 million jobs lost by men

By |2020-07-25T20:02:54-04:00May 8, 2020|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, Quick Figure|Comments Off on Dramatic Decline in Employment Hits Women Even More Severely than Men

Student Parents in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Heightened Need and the Imperative for Strengthened Support

Nearly four million undergraduates, or more than one in five college students, are parents of children under 18. These student parents face—in normal times— disproportionate economic insecurity, difficulty meeting basic needs, and significant time and caregiving demands. Yet, in spite of these challenges, they are also incredibly resilient.

By |2021-12-03T15:14:49-04:00April 15, 2020|Fact Sheet, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Student Parents in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Heightened Need and the Imperative for Strengthened Support

Women Lost More Jobs than Men in almost all Sectors of the Economy

Employment data released on Friday, April 3 show dramatic job losses and sharp rises in unemployment for both women and men since February. Altogether 701,000 jobs were lost, the majority (58.8 percent or 412,188) by women. While these estimates of job losses are already outdated – since their collection in the second week of March new applications for unemployment reached almost ten times that level–they point to the critical role of gender in understanding the impact of the COVID -19 crisis.

By |2020-07-25T20:06:38-04:00April 6, 2020|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, Quick Figure|Comments Off on Women Lost More Jobs than Men in almost all Sectors of the Economy

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2019

Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women. Data for both women’s and men’s median weekly earnings for full-time work are available for 125 occupations.

By |2020-11-02T18:29:23-04:00March 24, 2020|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, Fact Sheet|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2019

The Gender Wage Gap: 2019 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

The gender wage gap in weekly earnings for full-time workers in the United States narrowed marginally between 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 81.5 percent, an increase of 0.4 percent since 2018, when the ratio was 81.1 percent, leaving a wage gap of 18.5 percent, compared with 18.9 percent in 2018.

By |2020-11-02T18:29:44-04:00March 10, 2020|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, Fact Sheet|Comments Off on The Gender Wage Gap: 2019 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

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, Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity|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 for the Economics of Reproductive Health|Comments Off on Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

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|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity, 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
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