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Five Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

As Labor Day approaches, we’re thinking about the jobs and opportunities that do the best job of promoting women’s economic mobility and security.

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.

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.

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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COVID, the economic crisis, and the status of women in Georgia

This interview is part of a multi-media series that highlights how the pandemic and related economic crisis are impacting women in states around the country, and illustrates why it is so critical for the federal government to provide additional funding to the states. This project builds on our recent report about the economic crisis and the need for a gender equitable recovery. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the impact that the economic recession, record [...]

December 23, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 18, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , , , |

COVID-19 and the Status of Women in the States: Interview with Melanie Bridgeforth on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on women in Alabama

This interview 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 [...]

December 17, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

Bills to Pay and No Paychecks to Pay Them: Growing Need for Relief as Benefits Expire

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 [...]

December 17, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

In Case You Missed It…IWPR Mid-December Highlights

This has been a whirlwind year, one in which sociopolitical, health, and economic crises leveled the gains working women and their families made in the years since the Great Recession. This has made our work at IWPR more important than ever. These past few weeks, we've been working to end the year with a bang by setting a bold policy agenda that will build women's power and influence in 2021. Here's what we've been doing: Highlighting women's experiences and needs [...]

December 16, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|
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