On Saturday, June 30, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) President and Founder Dr. Heidi Hartmann will be honored with the Woman of Vision Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) national conference, the country’s largest annual gathering of grassroots women’s right activists and allies.
Analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that although women make up the majority of community college students, men and women in community college pursue very different degrees, with women generally training for lower-paying careers.
New analysis of federal government data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that postsecondary students who are single parents with dependent children, who make up nearly 12 percent of college students, have less money to contribute to the cost of college, have much greater unmet need after receiving financial aid, and amass higher levels of student debt than other students.
Tuesday, April 17 is Equal Pay Day, a day to mark the fact that women still only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly. A new fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the gender wage gap is a common feature of women’s working lives in nearly all of the most common occupations for women and men.
In March women gained 38,000 jobs (about one-third of all jobs added) and men gained 82,000. Women’s employment growth was aided by strong growth in health care (26,000 jobs added overall) and food service and drinking places (36,900 jobs added overall). The gap between women’s and men’s employment in March is 1.9 million.
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A new fact sheet released today by the Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that in 2011 women earned 17.8 percent less than men for a week of full-time work, a decrease of one percentage point since 2010 and the smallest wage gap seen since 1970.
Providing earned sick days to workers in Maryland is expected to save employers in the state $2.5 million per year, largely due to reduced costs in turnover, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The state’s proposed “Earned Sick and Safe Time Act” would also prevent lost worker income, reduce private and public health care expenses, and reduce expenditures on public assistance.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has released a new fact sheet showing that universal access to paid sick days in New York City would reduce health care costs by $39.5 million annually, including $28.4 million in public health care dollars.