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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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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 [...]

November 10, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

November 10, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , , |

‘Campaigning While Female’ and Other Aspects of Women’s Political Participation this Election Day

The year 2020 has been momentous and unprecedented in many ways, but one of the most profound shifts has been the influx of women into politics.

November 3, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

Latina Equal Pay Day Highlights a Vicious Cycle: COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap

Today, on Latina Equal Pay Day, we are encouraged to think critically about the gender wage gap and the challenges Latina women face in the labor market.

The Pandemic is Bad for Mental Health. There Are Immediate Solutions.

COVID-19 is having disastrous effects on people’s mental health. Communities of color are suffering the greatest health and economic losses. It doesn't have to be this way.

October 27, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , , |
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