COVID-19 and Recovery Response2022-03-09T14:54:59-05:00

COVID-19 and Recovery Response

As the pandemic enters its third year and the nation turns to recovery, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research is committed to amplifying and addressing the challenges women face. IWPR’s new research provides insights and recommendations for policymakers to help meet the urgent and long-term needs of women, their families, and their communities.

Prioritizing Student Parents
Prioritizing Student Parents in COVID-19 Response and Relief

This briefing paper outlines how state and federal policymakers can center the immediate and longerterm needs of student parents in policy responses to the pandemic, so that they are able to safeguard their families’ economic well-being and continue along their pathway to college attainment.

Breadwinner Mothers
Holding Up Half the Sky: Mothers as Workers, Primary Caregivers, & Breadwinners During COVID-19

The loss of jobs in sectors dominated by women will have a devastating impact of families, especially those headed by single mothers or where women are the primary or co-breadwinner. One in two of more than 30 million families in the U.S. with children under the age of 18 have a breadwinner mother, who contributes at least 40 percent of the earnings to the household.

6.9 below pre crisis
Halting Recovery Leaves Women’s Unemployment in Double Digits, and Women’s Payroll Employment Still 6.9 Million Below Pre-Crisis Levels
Food Insecurity
Decline in Household Income During Pandemic Contributes to Food Insufficiency
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Statement from IWPR on Passing the Second Stimulus Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org IWPR Statement—We applaud the passage of the $900 billion federal stimulus package meant to ease the economic burden and hardship faced by working women and their families. Although a step in the right direction, there is still much work to be done to ensure that families have the economic supports to fully recover and women are able to re-enter the workforce. The negotiated package cuts weekly enhanced benefits and one-time [...]

By |December 21, 2020|Press Releases|

COVID-19’s Impact on Women and Their Families in Georgia

By: Stacey Abrams and Alí Bustamante. Photo by Kevin Lowery (@kevloweryphoto). This guest blog is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s signature Status of Women in the States initiative. The work featured in this series highlights the various ways the pandemic and related economic crisis are impacting women and their families at the state level. This project builds on IWPR’s recent economic recovery report that details the extent to which women, and particularly women of color, have shouldered the greatest burden of the [...]

By |December 21, 2020|In the Lead|

Distance Learning Demands Put Low-Income, Minority Working Mothers in Double Bind

This article is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s signature Status of Women in the States initiative. The work featured in this series highlights the various ways the pandemic and related economic crisis are impacting women and their families at the state level. This project builds on IWPR’s recent economic recovery report that details the extent to which women, and particularly women of color, have shouldered the greatest burden of the economic crisis, and also proposes a slate of bold policies to ensure [...]

By |December 18, 2020|In the Lead|

Families report food insecurity as pandemic continues and benefits set to end

This article is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s signature Status of Women in the States initiative. The work featured in this series highlights the various ways the pandemic and related economic crisis are impacting women and their families at the state level. This project builds on IWPR’s recent economic recovery report that details the extent to which women, and particularly women of color, have shouldered the greatest burden of the economic crisis, and also proposes a slate of bold policies to ensure [...]

By |December 16, 2020|In the Lead|

States and localities need federal funding to address housing insecurity among women and families

This article is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s Status of Women in the States initiative. The work featured in this series highlights the various ways the pandemic and related economic crisis are impacting women and their families at the state-level. This project builds on IWPR’s recent economic recovery report that details the extent to which women, and particularly women of color, have shouldered the greatest burden of the economic crisis, and also proposes a slate of bold [...]

By |December 15, 2020|In the Lead|

The Pandemic Will Send More Women to the C-Suite

By Caroline Fairchild The immediate legacy of this pandemic is the outsized negative impact it’s had on working women. Yet when we look at the top of the corporate ladder, there are signs of hope. COVID-19 has been catastrophic for women — particularly minority women, low-income women and single mothers. Job losses have mounted in sectors that employ a large share of women, while school closures have forced many working mothers to drop out of the workforce altogether. In the U.S. [...]

By |December 9, 2020|Press Hits|
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