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Paid Sick Days Expansion in DC Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs

As the DC City Council considers the “Earned Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013,” a proposed amendment that would expand the existing paid sick days law to more workers, a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that providing paid sick days to newly covered workers under the proposed amendment is expected to save DC employers approximately $2 million per year.

By |2013-11-01T00:00:00-04:00November 1, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Paid Sick Days Expansion in DC Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs

New Paper Outlines Improvements to Social Security to Strengthen Economic Security of Women, Low-Income People, and Same-Sex Couples

Today, the Older Women’s Economic Security Taskforce (OWES) of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and the Center for Community Change released a white paper proposing recommendations to improve Social Security for economically vulnerable Americans.

By |2013-10-30T00:00:00-04:00October 30, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on New Paper Outlines Improvements to Social Security to Strengthen Economic Security of Women, Low-Income People, and Same-Sex Couples

September Jobs Gains Puts Women’s Employment at Pre-Recession Levels

According to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the October employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), of the 148,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls in September, women gained 76,000 of those jobs (51 percent) while men gained 72,000 jobs (49 percent).

By |2013-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on September Jobs Gains Puts Women’s Employment at Pre-Recession Levels

Most Women Working Today Will Not See Equal Pay During their Working Lives

2012 Earnings figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday do not hold much good news for women. Real earnings have failed to grow, and the gender wage gap is at the same level as it was in 2002.

By |2013-09-18T00:00:00-04:00September 18, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Most Women Working Today Will Not See Equal Pay During their Working Lives

125,000 Jobs Gained by Women in August

According to the IWPR analysis of the September employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth remained anemic in August for men, but accelerated for women. Of the 169,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls in August, women gained 125,000 jobs (74 percent) while men gained 44,000 jobs (26 percent).

By |2013-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on 125,000 Jobs Gained by Women in August

On Social Security's 78th Birthday New Research Shows Unmarried Women and Men Both Rely on Social Security in Retirement Ages

Older Americans, aged 75 and up, rely on Social Security more than those aged 65-74. Unmarried individuals living alone, both women and men, are more likely to be reliant on Social Security to keep them out of poverty than those who live with families.

By |2013-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on On Social Security's 78th Birthday New Research Shows Unmarried Women and Men Both Rely on Social Security in Retirement Ages

On Social Security’s 78th Birthday New Research Shows Unmarried Women and Men Both Rely on Social Security in Retirement Ages

Older Americans, aged 75 and up, rely on Social Security more than those aged 65-74. Unmarried individuals living alone, both women and men, are more likely to be reliant on Social Security to keep them out of poverty than those who live with families.

By |2013-08-14T00:00:00-04:00August 14, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on On Social Security’s 78th Birthday New Research Shows Unmarried Women and Men Both Rely on Social Security in Retirement Ages

Statement from IWPR President Dr. Heidi Hartmann on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

June 10, 2013, marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. According to research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), pay parity is not expected to be achieved until 2057, 45 years from now, if the rate of progress since 1960 continues.

By |2013-06-10T00:00:00-04:00June 10, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Statement from IWPR President Dr. Heidi Hartmann on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act
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