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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.

By |2016-11-17T00:00:00-05:00November 17, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on New Gender Equity in Apprenticeship Initiative to Increase Women’s Participation and Retention in Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Jobs

Job Training Participants Have Little Access to Supportive Services, Research Review Finds

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.

By |2016-11-02T00:00:00-05:00November 2, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Job Training Participants Have Little Access to Supportive Services, Research Review Finds

Hispanic Women Will Wait 232 Years for Equal Pay, If Current Trends Continue

In advance of Latinas’ Equal Pay Day on November 1—the day symbolizing how far into the year that Latinas 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, if trends over the last 30 years continue, Hispanic women will not see equal pay with White men until 2248, 232 years from now.

By |2016-10-31T00:00:00-05:00October 31, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Hispanic Women Will Wait 232 Years for Equal Pay, If Current Trends Continue

One in Six High School Girls Experienced Sexual Dating Violence in 2015

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.

By |2016-10-27T00:00:00-05:00October 27, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on One in Six High School Girls Experienced Sexual Dating Violence in 2015

Pacific West Region Has the Most Broadly Diverse Population of Women in the United States

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.

By |2016-10-20T00:00:00-05:00October 20, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Pacific West Region Has the Most Broadly Diverse Population of Women in the United States

New Research Reviews Economic Obstacles to Escaping Domestic Violence

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.

By |2016-10-19T00:00:00-05:00October 19, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on New Research Reviews Economic Obstacles to Escaping Domestic Violence

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

By |2016-09-13T00:00:00-05:00September 13, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women Saw Significant Increase in Earnings in 2015, but Progress on Closing Gender Wage Gap Remains Slow

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.

By |2016-09-01T00:00:00-05:00September 1, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Campus Child Care Declining in Most States Despite Growing Numbers of College Students with Children
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