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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

On 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, 45 More Years Needed to Close Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that it will take until 2056 for women and men’s earnings to reach pay parity—if the wage gap continues to close at the same pace it has for the last fifty years.

By |2011-03-08T00:00:00-04:00March 8, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on On 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, 45 More Years Needed to Close Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010

New research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that, after correcting for job tenure requirements imposed by employers, only 58 percent of private sector employees in the U.S. had access to paid sick days in 2010.

By |2011-01-03T00:00:00-04:00January 3, 2011|Press Releases|Comments Off on 44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010
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