Policy and Data Analyst and Assistant Editor

Areas of Expertise: Family & Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Emma Williams-Baron is a Policy and Data Analyst at IWPR and Assistant Editor for the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, focusing on job quality, pay equity across the life course, work-life policy, and intersectional analysis. She began at IWPR as a Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow in 2015.

Previously, she was a research assistant investigating gendered violence with Dr. Alexandra Hrycak, and a legislative intern at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.

As an undergraduate student, Emma presented a senior thesis titled Girls and Boys Who Work: Effects of Gendered Adolescent Work Experiences on Career, Education, Family, and Work-Life Balance Aspirations and Expectations. Since joining IWPR, Emma has given several presentations at national and international conference including sharing findings from her study of youth work experience and attitudes toward career and family at the 2016 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference and presenting conclusions from her work with Dr. Hrycak at the 2016 Association for the Study of Nationalities 21st Annual World Convention.

Emma is a 2015 graduate of Reed College with a B.A. in sociology.

 

Publications

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2017 and by Race and Ethnicity

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2017 and by Race and Ethnicity Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women. Data for both women’s and men’s median…

The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas, 2018

The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas was commissioned by the YWCA of Lubbock to explore factors related to women’s access to opportunity, employment and earnings, economic security, health, and political participation. The report builds on the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s long-standing report series, The Status of Women in the States, which has…

The Gender Wage Gap: 2017 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

The gender wage gap in weekly earnings for full-time workers in the United States did not improve between 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 81.8 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points since 2016, when the ratio was 81.9 percent, leaving a wage gap of…

Decline in Retail Jobs Felt Entirely by Women

Men gained retail jobs over the last year, despite overall job loss in the industry   The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) establishment survey finds that, over the last year (November 2016 - November 2017), women gained fewer jobs than…

The Status of Women in Hawaii

Introduction Women in Hawai‘i have a distinct history, culture, and identity that shapes their status in ways that differ from other states. In the United States overall, the largest racial and ethnic groups are White, Hispanic, and Black, accounting for over 90 percent of the population of women of all ages in the country (Institute…

The Gender Wage Gap: 2016; Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

The ratio of women’s and men’s median annual earnings was 80.5 percent for full-time, year-round workers in 2016, an improvement of 0.9 percentage points since 2015.[i] This means a gender wage gap for full-time, year-round workers of 19.5 percent. Women’s median full-time, year-round earnings in 2016 were $41,554 compared with $51,640 for men; women’s 2016…

The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawai`i

This briefing paper examines many aspects of the economic security of women and men aged 65 and older in Hawai`i, including their marital status, poverty, and various sources and amounts of income, with attention to disparities by gender and race/ethnicity. The paper builds on IWPR’s “The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in the…

Mothers Earn Just 71 Percent of What Fathers Earn

Mothers Earn Just 71 Percent of What Fathers Earn Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of data from the American Community Survey finds that in 2015, mothers’ median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work ($40,000) were just 71.4 percent of fathers’ earnings ($56,000). Mothers have substantially lower earnings than fathers whether they are married/cohabitating…

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity

Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women. Data for both women’s and men’s median weekly earnings for full-time work are available for 120 occupations.[1] The occupation…

The Gender Wage Gap 2016: Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

The gender wage gap for weekly full-time workers in the United States narrowed slightly between 2015 and 2016. In 2016, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 81.9 percent, an increase of 0.8 percentage points since 2015, when the ratio was 81.1 percent, leaving a wage gap of 18.1 percentage points…