Women have a chance at economic security only when they have access to high-quality jobs with fair wages. Financial security and sustainability for women is the mission of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, and we are happy to commission and share this report. Women’s access to quality jobs in Mississippi is an area that clearly needs a fresh focus and renewed public attention. We hope this report inspires a new dialogue on women in the workforce. This report seeks to provide information for use by policymakers, employers, and educators to help women obtain jobs that improve economic security of the family. This is a condensed research presentation. This research was conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and commissioned by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi (WFM). The research in this report supports the idea of improving the quality of all jobs in Mississippi and investing in workers, especially those women workers who are overrepresented in low-paying jobs with few benefits.
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