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Access to reproductive health care is dependent on where you live and how your state’s laws protect – or restrict – abortion

When the Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the decision upended fifty years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade – and created a legal quagmire that continues to play out on a state level across the country. In the wake of the decision, the accessibility of abortion is caught up in a complex web of state laws, legal challenges, and the threat of further restrictions – complicated by perennial challenges to accessibility like cost.

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The Wage Gap for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women by State

May 3rd is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day an average AAPI woman must work into the new year to make what the average White man made the year prior. Based on the median annual earnings of anyone who worked for pay in 2019 (latest available data), AAPI women earned just 75.5 percent of what White men made: $38,392 compared to $50,849 for White men

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Fostering Student Parent Success at Los Angeles Valley College: The Role of the Family Resource Center

Watch Webinar Recording Across the country, community colleges provide critical on-ramps to higher education and opportunities for skill enhancement for low-to-moderate-income families, including student parents, at a fraction of the cost of four-year private institutions.

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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|

Families report food insecurity as pandemic continues and benefits set to end

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 16, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , , |

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Missouri

By: Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of United WE 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 [...]

December 15, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

How COVID-19 is Impacting Women in Kansas

By: Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of United WE 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 economic crisis, [...]

December 15, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

States and localities need federal funding to address housing insecurity among women and families

This article is part of a week-long series for IWPR’s 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 [...]

December 15, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

COVID-19 and the Status of Women in the States: Interview with Rachel Flum about the Impact of the Economic Crisis on women in Rhode Island

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 proposes a slate of bold policies to ensure a gender-equitable [...]

December 14, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |
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