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Gender and Racial Wage Gaps Marginally Improve in 2022 but Pay Equity Still Decades Away

In 2022, women working full-time year-round made 84.0 cents [...]

Underwater: Student Mothers and Fathers Struggle to Support Their Families and Pay Off College Loans

IWPR conducted original research on an often-overlooked group of [...]

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Poverty & Opportunity

In North Carolina and across the United States, women have made significant progress. Despite this, many women remain in poverty with limited access to a quality education, affordable health care services, and other supports that would give them economic security. This report looks at four indicators necessary for women’s economic success: (1) access to health insurance coverage, (2) educational attainment, (3) business ownership, and (4) poverty rates. These indicators are combined to create an index that ranks North Carolina against all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

By Elyse Shaw and Halie Mariano|2022-04-18T07:14:57-05:00March 2, 2022|Publications, Report|0 Comments

A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry

Careers in the construction trades can provide high earnings and good benefits, often through a learn-while-you-earn apprenticeship. In 2020, more than 300,000 women worked in the trades—the largest number ever. Yet while their numbers are growing, women still make up fewer than one in twenty of workers in construction occupations.

By Ariane Hegewisch and Eve Mefferd|2022-02-17T16:02:47-05:00November 16, 2021|Publications, Report|0 Comments

Climbing the Leadership Ladder: Women’s Progress Stalls

What prevents women from reaching the highest rungs of the leadership ladder? This report seeks to answer this by taking a closer look at the representation of women in management and leadership positions across the United States—and the barriers that hold organizations back from achieving full gender and racial equity in leadership.

By Elyse Shaw and Jessica Milli|2021-08-09T12:47:51-05:00August 9, 2021|Publications, Report|0 Comments