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Black Women EPD
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.

Black Lives Matter
IWPR Staff Statement on Black Lives Matter

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.

Spill the Tea
Spilling the Tea: Why Salary Transparency is Necessary for Pay Equity

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your paycheck.

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WFN Announces Partnership to Name IWPR Exclusive Research Partner for Global Network

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!

September 23, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

Inclusive Prosperity Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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!

September 23, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

Register: Child Care Strategies that Work for Tradeswomen

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!

September 22, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

Lack of Abortion Access Will Set US Women Back, Economists Warn

“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.

September 22, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

Almost a Year and a Half Later, Black Women Continue to Be Hard-Hit by the Pandemic

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 [...]

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