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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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COVID-19 Recovery Virtual Discussion

“We’ve treated care like the private responsibility of families rather than a public good.” @IWPResearch’s @cnicolemason joined today’s #Covid19Recovery panel organized by @TheWilsonCenter & @EMDSerono to discuss women’s work. The discussion primarily focused on the impact of COVID-19 on women’s economic and health security. The panel of experts provided insights on best practices, innovative solutions, and supportive policies to ensure women have equitable opportunity to financial success, health and safety while at work, and that caregiving is finally front and [...]

November 4, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

For Women in Unions, Paid Leave Is Not a Pipe Dream

New Institute for Women's Policy Research analysis suggests unions are associated with greater access to benefits like paid leave that provide work-life balance and improve family well-being. #Unions represent just one pathway to these benefits in the absence of a federal #paidleave program. Access to paid sick leave, paid time for doctor appointments, or paid vacation are NOT equally distributed for women across all racial and ethnic groups. #Latinas in particular, are unlikely to have these important benefits without union [...]

November 2, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work Virtual Event

On November 4 at 9am ET, Institute for Women's Policy Research’s President and CEO C. Nicole Mason will be joined by experts in a discussion hosted by Wilson Center and EMD Serono. The panel will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women’s health and economic security — focusing on supportive policies to ensure women have equitable opportunity to financial success, health and safety while at work. Register today! COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women's Paid and Unpaid Work: https://bit.ly/3j6mpuN

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

In a new @nytimes article ‘What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?’— our President & CEO @cnicolemason suggests it is crucial to reflect on working mothers’ experiences in the work force after #BuildBackBetter. Read the full article.

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

Big News This Week on the Build Back Better Framework

Big News This Week on New Federal Investments in child care, children’s education, care for our aging population, Medicaid coverage for low-income Americans, and housing and nutrition programs in the Build Back Better Framework “The Build Back Better framework is an historic win for all of us. The plan President Biden outlined and its promised investments are a down payment on a fairer, more equitable economic future,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy [...]

October 29, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |
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