Publications

The Economic Status of Women in Michigan

This paper examines how women in Michigan fare on eight indicators of women’s economic status, in comparison with women in other states, including in Michigan’s region, and with women nationally. It highlights where Michigan women have seen economic progress and where their conditions have stagnated and examines differences among Michigan’s women by race and ethnicity.…

Status of Girls in Minnesota

The Status of Girls in Minnesota represents a collaborative effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) to provide detailed information on the status of girls in Minnesota.

Status of Girls in Minnesota (Research Overview)

The Status of Girls in Minnesota draws on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Minnesota Student Survey Interagency Team, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and other sources to examine the economic, social, physical, and psychological well-being of girls in the state. Each section of the research overview introduces key…

The Economic Status of Women in South Carolina: Wide Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

This paper examines how women in South Carolina fare on eight indicators of women’s economic status, in comparison with women in other states, including in South Carolina’s region, and with women nationally. It highlights where South Carolina women have seen economic progress and where their conditions have stagnated and examines differences among South Carolina’s women…

The Economic Status of Women in New York State

The Economic Status of Women in New York State is essential reading for all of us who care about New York’s women. Using current government data, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research gives policymakers, advocates, scholars, and others a clear and comprehensive picture of the economic status of women in New York.

The Economic Status of Women in Arizona

Women have made tremendous gains toward economic equality during the last several decades. Nonetheless, women throughout the United States still earn less, are less likely to own a business, and are more likely to live in poverty than men. Even in areas where there have been significant advances in women’s status, there is still ample…

The Status of Women in the States

During the 20th century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are still far from enjoying gender equality. Throughout the United States, women earn less than men, are seriously underrepresented in political office, and make up a disproportionate share of people in poverty. Even in areas where there have been significant advances…

The Status of Early Care and Education in New Mexico

(Report written collaboratively by Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Anne W. Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research.) Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical…

The Status of Early Care and Education in The States

(Report written collaboratively by Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Anne W. Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research.) Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical…

The Status of Early Care and Education in Wisconsin

Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical resource to keep parents working and to provide much needed early care for young children.