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Survey: Women Faring Poorly in Recovery

According to research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Americans are reeling from the very high levels of job loss seen during the Great Recession of 2007–2009, and women and single mothers in particular are reporting higher rates of financial strain and daily hardship.

By |2011-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Survey: Women Faring Poorly in Recovery

Survey: Post-Recession, Americans’ Support for Social Security Continues Across Party Lines

The Great Recession of 2007–2009 has greatly affected Americans’ economic wellbeing and confidence in securing a good retirement. In this time of economic uncertainty, support for the Social Security system remains strong across lines of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and political affiliation, according to a survey from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

By |2011-10-03T00:00:00-04:00October 3, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Survey: Post-Recession, Americans’ Support for Social Security Continues Across Party Lines

IWPR to Release Report Series on Impact of Recession on Americans’ Economic Security, Retirement Prospects, and Attitudes on Social Security & Medicare

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) will release two timely and critical reports with data from the IWPR/Rockefeller Foundation Survey of Economic Security showing that the impacts of the recession have been both broad and deep.

By |2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on IWPR to Release Report Series on Impact of Recession on Americans’ Economic Security, Retirement Prospects, and Attitudes on Social Security & Medicare

IWPR to Release Report Series on Impact of Recession on Americans’ Economic Security, Retirement Prospects, and Attitudes on Social Security & Medicare

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) will release two timely and critical reports with data from the IWPR/Rockefeller Foundation Survey of Economic Security showing that the impacts of the recession have been both broad and deep.

By |2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00September 28, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on IWPR to Release Report Series on Impact of Recession on Americans’ Economic Security, Retirement Prospects, and Attitudes on Social Security & Medicare

Gender Wage Gap Remains Unchanged

The closing of the wage gap between men and women workers has remained essentially unchanged in the last two years—from in 77.0 2009 to 77.4 in 2010. According to an updated fact sheet from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the wage gap closed by ten percentage points between 1981 and 1990, but closed by only four percentage points between 1991 and 2000.

By |2011-09-16T00:00:00-04:00September 16, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Gender Wage Gap Remains Unchanged

IWPR Research Finds Job Growth in San Francisco After Paid Sick Days Law Enacted

After the introduction of mandatory paid sick days for employees in San Francisco in February 2007, percentage growth in civilian employment exceeded the average growth of surrounding counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara).

By |2011-08-31T00:00:00-04:00August 31, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on IWPR Research Finds Job Growth in San Francisco After Paid Sick Days Law Enacted

ACCESS TO PAID SICK DAYS WOULD REDUCE HEALTH COSTS

A forthcoming report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) estimates that giving employees access to paid sick days would reduce visits to hospital emergency departments (ED) and save $1 billion in medical costs annually.

By |2011-07-11T00:00:00-04:00July 11, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on ACCESS TO PAID SICK DAYS WOULD REDUCE HEALTH COSTS
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