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On International Women’s Day, Close in Gender Wage Gap Does Not Mean Progress

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.

By |2012-03-08T00:00:00-04:00March 8, 2012|Press Releases|Comments Off on On International Women’s Day, Close in Gender Wage Gap Does Not Mean Progress

EARNED SICK DAYS IN MARYLAND WOULD BENEFIT ECONOMY, REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS

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.

By |2012-02-22T00:00:00-04:00February 22, 2012|Press Releases|Comments Off on EARNED SICK DAYS IN MARYLAND WOULD BENEFIT ECONOMY, REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS

Access to Paid Sick Leave Would Save New Yorkers Nearly $30 Million in Public Health Costs

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.

By |2012-02-16T00:00:00-04:00February 16, 2012|Press Releases|Comments Off on Access to Paid Sick Leave Would Save New Yorkers Nearly $30 Million in Public Health Costs

More Than 300,000 Women Drop Out of Labor Force as Sluggish Growth Continues

Women gained over half (65,000) of the 120,000 jobs gained this month, as reported in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday (which included revisions for September and October as well as new numbers for November). Analysis of the new data by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the wide job gap between men and women remains 1.5 million jobs.

By |2011-12-06T00:00:00-04:00December 6, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on More Than 300,000 Women Drop Out of Labor Force as Sluggish Growth Continues
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