Publications

Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have been sold in the United States since early 1960's, although their long term safety in human beings was not studied until the 1990's. Because of the lack of medical scrutiny, it is not know how many women in the United States have silicone breat implants, although experts estimate one million. The…

The Impact of Social Security Reform on Women

Based on Research on older women using the New Beneficiary Survey from the Social Security Administration, this report analyzes the likely impact of various privatization reform proposals on women. Sixty percent of Social Security beneficiaries are women and Social Security is the largets source of income for the majority of them. Available by mail in…

Part-Time Opportunities for Professionals and Managers: Where are They, Who uses Them and Why

Married women and children entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during the last two decades, and part-time employment is one strategy that could potentially help employees successfully integrate their work and family responsibilities. This study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research provides new information about an important and large group of employees-managers and professionals,…