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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 |2013-03-20T00:00:00-04:00March 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 |2013-03-11T00:00:00-04:00March 11, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Report Shows Progress in Education and Employment for Women in North Carolina, But Increasing Poverty

In February, Job Growth Improves for Women and Men

According to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) March employment report, one-third (80,000) of the new jobs added in February went to women while men gained 156,000.

By |2013-03-08T00:00:00-04:00March 8, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on In February, Job Growth Improves for Women and Men

Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia Would Save More Than $10 Million in Health Care Costs

According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), if workers in Philadelphia without paid sick days were to gain access, health care costs would decline by $10.3 million annually.

By |2013-02-27T00:00:00-04:00February 27, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia Would Save More Than $10 Million in Health Care Costs

Earned Sick Days in Maryland Would Benefit Economy, Reduce Health Care Costs

Currently, 40 percent (more than 700,000) of workers in Maryland lack earned sick leave. While many workers will likely need time off for reasons such as visits to the doctor, illness, or to seek services related to domestic violence, IWPR estimates that workers in Maryland will only use an average of 2.8 earned sick days per year.

By |2013-02-22T00:00:00-04:00February 22, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Earned Sick Days in Maryland Would Benefit Economy, Reduce Health Care Costs

Report: Immigrant Home Care Workers Help Solve Labor Shortage, But Face Few Paths to Citizenship

As Congress digs into creating an improved immigration system, a report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in cooperation with Caring Across Generations, identifies solutions for increasing access to visas for immigrant in-home care workers.

By |2013-02-11T00:00:00-04:00February 11, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on Report: Immigrant Home Care Workers Help Solve Labor Shortage, But Face Few Paths to Citizenship

PAID SICK DAYS IN PHILADELPHIA WOULD BENEFIT BUSINESS, REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS

Providing paid sick days is expected to save Philadelphia employers more than half a million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The city’s proposed paid sick days legislation under Chapter 9-3300, would not only reduce costs to employers in Philadelphia, but would also reduce the spread of contagious diseases yielding further public health costs savings.

By |2013-02-01T00:00:00-04:00February 1, 2013|Press Releases|Comments Off on PAID SICK DAYS IN PHILADELPHIA WOULD BENEFIT BUSINESS, REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS
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