As October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new chartbook on the alarming prevalence of violence against teenage girls, finding that one in six high school girls experienced sexual dating violence and one in 10 had been raped. Although one in ten high school girls experience physical dating violence, many states do not recognize high school teens as domestic violence victims, nor do they have consistent legal protections for these teen victims.
New analysis of regional demographics from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that more than two in five adult women of color in the United States—about 17.5 million—reside in the South, but concentrations of women of different racial and ethnic groups vary widely by region. The states with the largest concentration of Hispanic women, for instance, are primarily located in the Pacific and Mountain West regions, while the states with the largest concentration of Black women are in the South.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a briefing paper documenting the economic insecurity faced by survivors of intimate partner violence, who represent over one in four women in the United States. The paper reviews available social science and policy research on the economic impact of domestic violence and presents data on the economic disparities faced by specific populations, including survivors of color, LGBTQ survivors, and survivors with disabilities, among other groups.
Women Saw Significant Increase in Earnings in 2015, but Progress on Closing Gender Wage Gap Remains Slow
Despite increasing wages for women of all racial and ethnic groups, women will not see equal pay until 2059
Washington, DC—In advance of Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day [...]
New state-by-state analysis shows wide geographic variation of breadwinner mothers by race and ethnicity
Campus Child Care Declining in Most States Despite Growing Numbers of College Students with Children
As nearly 5 million undergraduate students raising children return to college this fall, a new state-by-state analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that campus child care is declining in most states across the country, and that many states have rules making it difficult for students to get child care subsidies.
In advance of African American Women’s Equal Pay Day on August 23—the day symbolizing how far into the year Black women must work to earn what White men earned in the previous year—the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released an analysis finding that, between 2004 and 2014, Black women’s real median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work declined by 5.0 percent—more than three times as much as earnings for all women.
Although women have more than quintupled their representation among patent holders since 1977, fewer than one in five of all patents had at least one woman inventor in 2010, according to a new briefing paper by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). IWPR projects that at the current rate of progress, women inventors will not reach parity in patenting until 2092.
Economic Security for Survivors Project and BEST Index Transitions to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
On June 1, the Economic Security for Survivors Project (ESS Project), founded by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), transitioned to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as WOW winds down its operations. The ESS project seeks to build, protect, and restore the economic security of survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking so that they may be safe and free of abuse.