IWPR’s work consistently addresses how intersections of race, ethnicity, and class affect women’s outcomes. IWPR produces publications that bring new information to the field of social policy research and collaborates with coalitions of scholars to help move the national conversation surrounding the challenges women and girls of color face across the United States.
IWPR’s projects on Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast, Immigration, and Status of Women in the South incorporate qualitative and quantitative research that places the experiences of women of color at the center of analysis. IWPR’s interactive website, statusofwomendata.org, provides the most accessible, comprehensive data on women of color in the United States.
Looking at differences between groups of women encourages policymakers, the general public, and other researchers to ask new questions that may lead to better policy solutions.