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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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Building Back Better Post-COVID: Opportunities for Women in Skilled Trade and Technical Jobs in New Orleans

Read IWPR's new briefing paper, Building a Better Future for Women in New Orleans Post COVID-19: Opportunities for Women in Skilled Trade and Technical Jobs. Watch IWPR's webinar discussion on how to improve women's access to skilled trade and technical jobs in New Orleans.   The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities faced by women—particularly Black and Hispanic women— in the New Orleans metro area and around the nation. A weak safety net, occupational sex- and race-segregation, and low [...]

January 26, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , , |

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: |
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