In the Lead2021-01-07T17:39:15-05:00

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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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Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Rebuild the Social Safety Net for American Families, Create Jobs, and Rescue Economy

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research today hailed President Biden’s signing of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, calling it a boon for America’s working families and the social safety net. The law is projected to add more than two million jobs per year over the coming decade and devote billions to repairing our nation’s highways, bridges, and ports. Importantly, the bill will also invest in public transportation, implement new clean water programs for families and children, and [...]

November 15, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

WEBINAR A Future Worth Building: What Tradeswomen Say about the Change They Need in the Construction Industry

Register Here More women than ever work in the trades, including women apprentices from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Yet, while numbers are growing, women still are fewer than one in twenty of construction workers. Please join us for a webinar on November 17 to mark the release of IWPR’s new report on what helps and hinders women’s success in the trades. The report is based on the IWPR 2021 Tradeswomen’s Retention and Advancement Survey, which [...]

November 8, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

November Jobs Day

New #JobsDay data show a return to growth, with women gaining 304,000 jobs, the majority 57.3 %, of 531,000 jobs added to payroll. This displays strong growth for women in Business and Professional Services, Leisure and Hospitality, Education, Health Services, and Retail. But another month of job losses for women in government.   #Payroll jobs continue their climb back but women’s job growth continues to lag behind men compared to pre-pandemic. (See Figure below.)     New data shows an [...]

November 5, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |

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: , , |
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