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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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“That’s what keeps me going—the hope”

When she was laid off in mid-March from a job she had held for decades, a hotel employee in Rhode Island felt abandoned by her employer. As she told WBUR, she felt that they did not care that, “I have a family that rely on me. It's not like that you are only telling me when something happened to me, you're telling everybody who depend on me.” Ideally, assistance and support should be widely available to individuals and families in [...]

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

A Blueprint for an Equitable COVID Recovery

Women have experienced a disproportionate number of job losses since the start of the pandemic. The COVID pandemic has had an unprecedented economic impact on women— A “shecession” in which 11.5 million women lost jobs between February and May, compared to 9 million men. Women also dropped out of the labor force in numbers far higher than men-- between August and September, 2.65 million have left the workforce since February due to caretaking demands or an inability to find work. [...]

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

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: , , |
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