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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

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
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