American Families Hurtle Towards the "Child Care Cliff"
American families are less than two weeks away from the expiration of child care stabilization funding – what experts are calling a “child care cliff”— and there is no indication that policymakers in Washington intend to stop it.
This year's midterm election, held on November 8, 2022, ushered in the 118th Congress and marked historic and notable wins for women. Although women remain disproportionately underrepresented in electoral politics compared to men, a number of women across the country broke new and uncharted ground this election cycle making progress for women in politics. When the 118th Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2023, it will feature several historic “firsts.” They include Summer Lee, the first Black woman to [...]
IWPR Receives $1.2 Million Competitive Research Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute to establish new Research and Policy Hub The Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has been awarded $1.2 million to establish a new research hub that will explore the root causes of racial, economic, and health disparities and how they might be overcome to advance equitable outcomes [...]
There is less than a month left in the current session of Congress and the Senate has several critical pieces of legislation still pending. With control of Congress divided next year, it’s essential that the Senate take action immediately on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.1065/S.1486). The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, is a bipartisan bill that prohibits employment discrimination against pregnant workers. Expressly, the bill: Requires employers to accommodate employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions [...]
Stephanie Osborn joins the Institute for Women’s Policy Research as its incoming Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Osborn joins IWPR from the National League of Cities where she served in a similar capacity. She is joined by a talented slate of new researchers with deep content expertise on issues ranging from Higher Education to Retirement Security to Childcare. They include Reproductive Rights expert and leader Christine Clark who will stand up IWPR’s Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health, Research Economist [...]
As Native American History month draws to a close, November 30th is Native Women's Equal Pay Day - a day that highlights the vast pay gap that Native women face compared to white men. Native women must work nearly twice as long as white men to earn the same amount. The impacts of the United States' history of native genocide, displacement, and persecution are still prevalent today, and ongoing systemic failures and neglect mean that Native women continue to face [...]
Start a Fundraiser Donate Today November 29 is #GivingTuesday—the year’s biggest single day of giving. People around the world will engage in collective action to support the organizations and causes they care most about. At IWPR, we are on the frontlines of the fight to win economic equity for women—shaping national- and state-level policies and informing conversations about pay equity, childcare, paid sick and family medical leave, and more. When you give to [...]