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As Foreign-Born Worker Population Grows, 63 Percent Lack Paid Sick Days

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, an analysis of immigrant workers’ access to paid sick days calls for renewed attention to the working conditions of a group central to American society. The report, released today by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), finds that foreign-born workers have significantly less access to paid sick days than their native-born counterparts.

By |2014-07-03T00:00:00-05:00July 3, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on As Foreign-Born Worker Population Grows, 63 Percent Lack Paid Sick Days

Strong Job Growth in June Continues to Leave Men Behind

According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), although the total number of jobs lost in the recession has been recovered (138,780,000 jobs in June 2014 vs 138,350,000 jobs in December 2007 when the recession began), men are still short 582,000 from their pre-recession peak. Women regained their peak in September 2013. In June, women gained 158,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls, while men gained 130,000 for an increase of 288,000 total jobs in June. The unemployment rate decreased to 6.1 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May.

By |2014-07-03T00:00:00-05:00July 3, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Strong Job Growth in June Continues to Leave Men Behind

IWPR Experts Available to Comment on Economic Impact of Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

Today, three leading experts on work family policies from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) are attending the White House Summit on Working Families. The Summit will bring together business leaders, policymakers, researchers, and advocates to discuss policy solutions aimed at expanding economic opportunity for working women and families.

By |2014-06-23T00:00:00-05:00June 23, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on IWPR Experts Available to Comment on Economic Impact of Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

Men Still 699,000 Jobs Short of Employment Recovery; Strong Job Gains in May for Men and Women in Female-Dominated Industries

According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the June employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), although the total number of jobs lost in the recession has been recovered (138,463,000 jobs in May 2014 vs. 138,350,000 jobs in December 2007, when the recession began), men are still short 699,000 from their prerecession peak. Women regained their peak in August 2013. In May, women gained 86,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls, while men gained 131,000 for an increase of 217,000 total jobs in May. In the past year, men have gained more than half the new jobs added (53 percent vs. 47 percent for women).

By |2014-06-06T00:00:00-05:00June 6, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Men Still 699,000 Jobs Short of Employment Recovery; Strong Job Gains in May for Men and Women in Female-Dominated Industries

New Research Explores the Barriers Women Face in Seeking Higher Office

A new report released today by Political Parity, a nonpartisan program of Hunt Alternatives, finds that women in politics often encounter a series of structural and social roadblocks that make it difficult to navigate a road to higher office. The findings in the report draw on insights from focus groups and in-depth interviews conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and polling of female state legislators by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting.

By |2014-05-21T00:00:00-05:00May 21, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on New Research Explores the Barriers Women Face in Seeking Higher Office

Women Gained 166,000 Jobs in April; Men Have Regained 86% of the Jobs they Lost in the Recession

Washington, DC —According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research [...]

By |2014-05-02T00:00:00-05:00May 2, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women Gained 166,000 Jobs in April; Men Have Regained 86% of the Jobs they Lost in the Recession

YWCA Utah Releases The Well-Being of Women in Utah

Today, the YWCA Utah released The Well-Being of Women in Utah: An Overview. This briefing paper, produced in partnership with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., highlights Utah women and their status in five key areas: earnings, education, and economic security; physical and emotional health and safety; and political leadership and participation.

By |2014-05-01T00:00:00-05:00May 1, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on YWCA Utah Releases The Well-Being of Women in Utah

Women and Students of Color Disproportionately Raising Children While in College, See Lower Earnings after Graduation

Washington, DC– A new Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report finds that 4.8 million college students in 2012 had their own dependent children, representing more than one in four (26 percent) of all college students, up from 23 percent in 2008. The report was released today in conjunction with “Lumina Ideas Summit: New Models of Student Financial Support.”

By |2014-04-14T00:00:00-05:00April 14, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women and Students of Color Disproportionately Raising Children While in College, See Lower Earnings after Graduation

Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations

According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in almost all of the 112 occupations for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes weekly full-time earnings data for both women and men.

By |2014-04-07T00:00:00-05:00April 7, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations
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