COVID-19 and Recovery ResponseAdministrator2022-03-09T14:54:59-05:00

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.

(Transcript) Build(ing) the Future: A Symposium on the Policies we need for an Equitable Future for Women & Families

If you don’t understand who’s being most impacted by your policies, your strategies, and what you think should be done, the policies and programs you put forth will be short sighted and not reflective of the lived experiences and realities of those who are most impacted.

By IWPR|November 12, 2020|In the Lead|

“I felt guilt making this decision to step out of the workplace”

Establish a National Child Care Infrastructure Like many working mothers, Nancy, a public affairs professional in Arlington, Virginia, left the workplace where she had spent almost 15 years in order to take care of her two-month old son when the pandemic took away her child care options. She expressed a sense of guilt in an interview with WBUR: “[M]y mother, she dedicated her life to raising me and my siblings. And while I think we are as successful today because [...]

By IWPR|November 10, 2020|In the Lead|

“That’s what keeps me going—the hope”

When she was laid off in mid-March from a job she had held for decades, a hotel employee in Rhode Island felt abandoned by her employer. As she told WBUR, she felt that they did not care that, “I have a family that rely on me. It's not like that you are only telling me when something happened to me, you're telling everybody who depend on me.” Ideally, assistance and support should be widely available to individuals and families in [...]

By IWPR|November 10, 2020|In the Lead|

A Sneak Peek at Our New Economic Recovery Report

I do believe that as parents continue to go back to work, we are going to remain open. I don’t see child care becoming a declining business. Some parents that are able to stay home with their children will probably do so. I would probably do so if I were in their position also. But there are, unfortunately, parents that have no other choice but to work and place their child back in care. -Tenille, a child care provider Since [...]

By IWPR|November 10, 2020|In the Lead|

Perspective: Child Care Work During the Pandemic

How are child care centers managing during the pandemic? How are centers keeping doors open, paying staff, and meeting the competing demands for increased hygiene and increased class sizes? IWPR spoke with Tenille, a child care provider, to learn more about how care centers are surviving the child care crisis. Here is an excerpt of our interview: IWPR: How long have you been in the child care industry? Tenille: I have been a family child care provider for four and [...]

By IWPR|November 10, 2020|In the Lead|
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