Washington, D.C. – A new policy brief, “Here to Stay: Black, Latina and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment,” highlights that while the number of Black women apprentices grew by over 50 percent and the number of Latina apprentices nearly doubled between 2016 and 2019, Black and Latina women remain severely underrepresented (3.6 percent) in federally registered trade apprenticeships.
March 7th-13th is Women in Construction Week. For women who [...]
Washington, DC— While new Employment Situation data for February shows a 245,000 increase in women’s jobs on payroll (64.6% of all added jobs), women are still 5.1 million jobs below February 2020, compared with 4.4 million fewer jobs on payroll for men; at its deepest level in April 2020 women’s payroll employment was down 12.1 million.
Activism on the Frontlines (03/04/21) When it comes to Myanmar’s [...]
Gender Wage Gap Shrinks in 2020 Due to Tremendous Job Losses for Lowest Paid – Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist
Washington, DC – A new policy brief, The Weekly Gender Wage Gap by Race and Ethnicity: 2020 from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), provides the first data on COVID-19’s impact on the gender wage gap. It finds that the wage gap narrowed, but reasons for the change point to growing inequality instead of progress for women. Women’s average earnings increased more than men’s because lowest paid women were the most likely to lose jobs during the COVID-19 shecession – and are no longer counted in the average women’s weekly median earnings. As a result of the missing lowest-paid women, the gender wage gap narrowed, between all women and men, and between women and men by race and ethnicity.
COVID-19 Related Long-Term Unemployment Could Lead to Long-Term Scarring, Especially for Women of Color
Almost four in ten unemployed women have now been out [...]
IWPR applauds the passage of the 1.9 Trillion Stimulus plan by the House of Representatives, and encourages the Senate to do the same. The robust and historic recovery package enjoys high public support and will provide necessary economic support to families hit hardest by the COVID-fueled economic downturn.
House Legislation and Presidential Action (02/26/21) Raising the minimum wage [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the pernicious effect of deep [...]
A new National Survey by IWPR finds in first 100 [...]