Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late
Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late.
We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice.
Great news! Today Women's Funding Network named the Institute for Women's Policy Research as its exclusive #researchpartner for its global network! First-of-its-kind #partnership will use regional and national data to craft solutions to advance a gender-equitable pandemic recovery. Read the full press release here!
Great job to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s Study Director, Elyse Robyn! Watch her discuss IWPR findings related to inclusion and diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Watch the webinar recording here!
Please join President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, C. Nicole Mason, for Women’s Funding Network’s annual conference— The Feminist Factor— featuring topics on the feminist movement. Join the conversation on September 23!
Finding affordable child care while working in construction can be tough. Institute for Women's Policy Research is pleased to partner with National Taskforce on Tradeswomen's Issues for a webinar on Sep 28 that will discuss successful strategies for parents in the trades, and new research on #tradeswomen, #childcare, and retention in the #trades. Register today!
“There’s a reluctance to talk about the economic case for expanding reproductive access, including abortion access,” says C. Nicole Mason in a new Financial Times article by Claire Bushey about the economic impact of abortion restrictions.
The disappointing September jobs report revealed that just 235,000 new jobs were created in August. It also showed an unemployment rate on the decline: falling from 5.9 percent in June to 5.4 percent in July, then to 5.2 percent in August. This is just over one-third of the 14.8 percent unemployment rate at the peak of the pandemic in April of 2020. Figure 1 below, however, shows how the unemployment rate breaks down by sex, race, and ethnicity. Not only [...]