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Moms (and Dads) in the United States Still Lack Access to Paid Family Leave

To mark Mother’s Day, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new fact sheet showing that paid maternity leave policies have improved to be nearly universal among the country’s top 100 family-friendly employers (based on analysis of Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies”).

By |2011-05-05T00:00:00-04:00May 5, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Moms (and Dads) in the United States Still Lack Access to Paid Family Leave

Women Earn Lower Pay Than Men in 107 Out of 110 Occupations

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released today a new fact sheet on the occupational gender wage gap that shows women have lower median earnings than men in 107 out of 111 occupations, regardless of levels of education.

By |2011-04-11T00:00:00-04:00April 11, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Women Earn Lower Pay Than Men in 107 Out of 110 Occupations

Community Organizations Take Lead in Assisting Latina Immigrants Who Lack Access to Support Services

A new report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that nonprofit community and religious organizations have stepped in to assist Latina immigrants who face challenges such as lack of health care and violence at home or in the workplace.

By |2011-03-25T00:00:00-04:00March 25, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Community Organizations Take Lead in Assisting Latina Immigrants Who Lack Access to Support Services

Colleges Need More Child Care to Help Student Parents Graduate

According to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), greater access to on-campus child care facilities would increase opportunities for low-income student parents to complete postsecondary education, but only 5 percent of the child care needed by student parents is supplied at on-campus child centers.

By |2011-03-22T00:00:00-04:00March 22, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Colleges Need More Child Care to Help Student Parents Graduate

Access to Paid Sick Days Less Common Among Workers of Color

Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released national estimates of access to paid sick days across lines of race/ethnicity and gender, using data on private sector employees from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

By |2011-03-15T00:00:00-04:00March 15, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on Access to Paid Sick Days Less Common Among Workers of Color
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