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Access to reproductive health care is dependent on where you live and how your state’s laws protect – or restrict – abortion

When the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the decision upended fifty years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade – and created a legal quagmire that continues to play out on a state level across the country. In the wake of the decision, the accessibility of abortion is caught up in a complex web of state laws, legal challenges, and the threat of further restrictions – complicated by perennial challenges to accessibility like cost.

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The Wage Gap for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women by State

May 3rd is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day an average AAPI woman must work into the new year to make what the average White man made the year prior. Based on the median annual earnings of anyone who worked for pay in 2019 (latest available data), AAPI women earned just 75.5 percent of what White men made: $38,392 compared to $50,849 for White men

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Fostering Student Parent Success at Los Angeles Valley College: The Role of the Family Resource Center

Watch Webinar Recording Across the country, community colleges provide critical on-ramps to higher education and opportunities for skill enhancement for low-to-moderate-income families, including student parents, at a fraction of the cost of four-year private institutions.

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California Takes Steps Toward Closing the Wage Gap

On Tuesday September 27, 2022 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the California Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act (SB1162). This new law builds upon pre-existing state fair pay laws and draws the connection between pay transparency and creating a more equitable future. Specifically, the law aims to combat the wage gap on the basis of race and gender in the state of California by requiring employers to disclose salaries of every position within their business along with introducing a [...]

October 3, 2022|Categories: In the Lead, IWPR|Tags: , |

The Wage Gap for Black Women by State

IWPR’s Equal Pay Day blog series–including those analyzing data on Black women, AAPI women, Native women, Latina women, and Moms–highlights persistent gender wage gaps and unique challenges faced by marginalized communities in the labor market. Women’s experiences are not a monolith -  this is especially true for Black women, who due to the history of institutional racism and misogyny in the United States, bear the unique brunt of experiencing both gender and racial discrimination simultaneously. The historical repercussions of [...]

September 19, 2022|Categories: In the Lead, IWPR|

“It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it”

Forty years have passed since the release of the iconic 1980 film – and eponymous song – 9 to 5, and, despite the passage of decades, too many women find themselves still stuck in what Dolly Parton famously labeled a “rich man’s game.” In so many ways, the world has changed since 1980. The year the movie was released, the United States boycotted the Moscow Olympics in response to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, and John Lennon was murdered [...]

September 14, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

The Wage Gap for Mothers by State

This year Mom’s Equal Pay Day is on September 8th. This date marks the point where moms finally catch up to what dads earned in the previous year. In other words, moms must work 20 months to make what dads made in 12 months. The “average"* mom earned just $0.63 cents for every dollar earned by the “average”* father in 2020 — $22,000 less per year to spend, build up savings, and contribute to retirement funds. These data are based [...]

September 6, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

IWPR Convenes in New York, Highlights Gender Inequities, Inspires Change

IWPR has always led the way when it comes to convening thoughtful women leaders to discuss the best way to make a difference on gender equity issues. So it was with IWPR’s awesomely successful Power+ Summit in April. And so it was with our recent “50+1 Event” at the Hamptons, where we brought together women leaders from key sectors to highlight gender inequities and inspire real change for future generations. On a glorious summer afternoon and evening, IWPR convened an [...]

August 25, 2022|Categories: In the Lead|

Access to reproductive health care is dependent on where you live and how your state’s laws protect – or restrict – abortion

When the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the decision upended fifty years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade – and created a legal quagmire that continues to play out on a state level across the country. In the wake of the decision, the accessibility of abortion is caught up in a complex web of state laws, legal challenges, and the threat of further restrictions – complicated by perennial challenges to accessibility [...]

August 17, 2022|Categories: In the Lead, IWPR|Tags: , , |
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