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Employers Not Filling Gap in Need for Paid Parental Leave in U.S.

This Mother’s Day, the United States is still behind all other high-income industrialized nations when it comes to providing paid leave to parents. And, according to a new analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), employers are not filling the gap—despite many providing paid leave benefits beyond legal requirements.

By |2013-05-09T00:00:00-05:00May 9, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Employers Not Filling Gap in Need for Paid Parental Leave in U.S.

Job Growth Improves for Women in April 2013

According to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) of the May employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for women improved in April compared to the previous month. Of the 165,000 total jobs added to nonfarm payrolls, women gained 117,000 jobs (71 percent) while men gained 48,000 jobs (29 percent).

By |2013-05-03T00:00:00-05:00May 3, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Job Growth Improves for Women in April 2013

Wage Gap Persists in Most Occupations, Sales Jobs Worst Paying for Women

According to new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in nearly all of the 114 most common occupations. Women’s wages are lower than men’s even in occupations dominated by men and women have the worst earnings compared to men in sales occupations, such as insurance and retail sales.

By |2013-04-09T00:00:00-05:00April 9, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Wage Gap Persists in Most Occupations, Sales Jobs Worst Paying for Women

Job Growth Slows for Both Women and Men

According to analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) women gained 25,000 (28 percent) of the new jobs added in March, while men gained 63,000 (72 percent). According to the April employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth overall improved at a slower pace in March compared to the previous month, with 88,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls.

By |2013-04-08T00:00:00-05:00April 8, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Job Growth Slows for Both Women and Men

Wage Gap Will Take 45 Years to Close, No Progress Since Last Year

New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, at the current pace of progress, the wage gap between working men and women will not close until the year 2057. This updates previous research from IWPR showing that the wage gap would close in 2056 because slow progress in recent years moves the goal for equality one year further away.

By |2013-04-05T00:00:00-05:00April 5, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Wage Gap Will Take 45 Years to Close, No Progress Since Last Year

Women in West Virginia Face Large Wage Gap, Disproportionate Poverty

A recently released report, The Status of Women and Girls in West Virginia, shows women in the state have made gains in education and entrepreneurship, but still face disproportionate levels of poverty and a gaping gender wage gap. This report was written by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the West Virginia Women’s Commission (WVWC).

By |2013-04-05T00:00:00-05:00April 5, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women in West Virginia Face Large Wage Gap, Disproportionate Poverty

Women and Girls Still Missing from Career and Technical Education in High Paying Fields, Some States Showing Progress

Research released today shows that women and girls are still sorely underrepresented in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that prepare students for careers in high-paying occupations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the skilled trades, and other occupations traditionally done by men.

By |2013-03-20T00:00:00-05:00March 20, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women and Girls Still Missing from Career and Technical Education in High Paying Fields, Some States Showing Progress

Report Shows Progress in Education and Employment for Women in North Carolina, But Increasing Poverty

The Status of Women in North Carolina, prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), shows gaps in supports for women and families, alongside progress in many areas.

By |2013-03-11T00:00:00-05:00March 11, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Report Shows Progress in Education and Employment for Women in North Carolina, But Increasing Poverty
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