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Washington, DC—A new county-level analysis of the status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of poverty, lower educational attainment, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall, but the state ranks 5th in the nation on women’s business ownership. The report estimates that if working women in Florida were paid the same as comparable men—men who are of the same age, have the same level of education, work the same number of hours, and have the same urban/rural status—the poverty rate among all working women would fall by 57.3 percent.
Job Training and Community College Administrators Say Supportive Services are Key to Program Completion, but are Not Adequately Funded
Washington, DC—A new survey released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), reports that 97 percent of job training administrators say that supportive services—such as child care, housing, emergency cash, and transportation assistance—are important or very important in helping participants complete job or skills training programs, but programs lack funding to offer enough services to meet demand. Although virtually all job training administrators want to provide more supportive services, nearly two-thirds say they are unlikely to expand their services in the near future, with funding constraints listed as the top reason.
A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, between 2000 and 2016, the number of patent applications with a man listed as the primary inventor was more than triple the number of applications with a woman listed first, but applications filed by women and men primary inventors were accepted at similar rates (67 and 73 percent, respectively).
Job Segregation Keeps 1 in 4 Working Women in Traditional Care, Serving, and Cleaning Roles with Lowest Pay
A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and Oxfam America finds that more than one in four employed women in the United States are concentrated in low-wage “women’s work”—such as teaching young children, cleaning, serving, and caring for elders—jobs that are done primarily by women, pay less than $15 per hour, and provide few benefits. Workers in these female-dominated jobs, who are disproportionately women of color, earn less than men working in jobs with similar requirements for education, skills, stamina, and hours.
New Gender Equity in Apprenticeship Initiative to Increase Women’s Participation and Retention in Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Jobs
During November’s National Apprenticeship Week, a consortium of 10 organizations across the country announced the launch of the National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment, part of a new $20.4 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to expand apprenticeship opportunities around the country, with a particular emphasis on expanding access to apprenticeships among women, people of color, and other underrepresented populations. The consortium includes organizations representing nearly every staffed tradeswomen’s organization in the country and national subject matter experts.
Washington, DC—According to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), supportive services for those in job training are needed to improve access to programs and completion, but these services are rare. The report, Supportive Services in Job Training: A Research Review, summarizes existing research and 25 expert interviews to discuss the availability of supports, like child care and transportation, and their effects on job training and education program outcomes.