Publications

Improving Gender Diversity in Registered Apprenticeships: Best Practices from the Sheet Metal Workers and Ironworkers

August 1, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm ET   This webinar discussed strategies for increasing gender diversity used by two union apprenticeship programs: the Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 New York and the Ironworkers International. Promising strategies include working with feeder programs that target and prepare women for working in the trades, setting up a national pre-apprenticeship program…

Winter 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

New Report Shows How Employers Benefit from Tackling Child Care, in the United States and Beyond In October at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) released a new report, Tackling Child Care: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Child Care, researched and co-authored by IWPR. Panelists, including…

Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

IWPR and NDWA Release First Status of Black Women in the United States Report In June 2017, IWPR, in collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), released The Status of Black Women in the United States to shine a spotlight on the myriad ways that Black women contribute to their families, communities, and the…

Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s Median Earnings, 1960-2016 (Full-time, Year-round Workers) with Projection for Pay Equity in 2059

            [caption id="attachment_21269" align="alignnone" width="619"] Source: IWPR analysis of data from Jessica L. Semega, Kayla R. Fontenot, and Melissa A. Kollar. 2017. U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Reports, P60-259, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016, Table A-4. Note: Estimates presented for 2013 are based on the portion of…

Publications

Strong Job Gains Continue with 255,000 Jobs Added in July

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the August employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that women gained 181,000 jobs and men gained 74,000 for a total of 255,000 jobs added in July, giving women 71 percent of job growth.

Student Parents’ Access to Campus Child Care Continued to Decline in 2015

The 4.8 million parents enrolled in college perform a complicated balancing act.1 According to new IWPR analysis, availability of campus child care continued to decline in 2015, with just under half of public four-year institutions providing campus child care services, down from a high of 55 percent in 2003-05 (Figure 1). At community colleges, where…

Mothers in College Have Declining Access to On-Campus Child Care

As Mother’s Day approaches, the 3.4 million mothers in college are performing a complicated balancing act. According to new IWPR analysis, availability of on-campus child care continued to decline in 2014, with just half of public four-year institutions providing on-campus child care services, down from a high of 55 percent in 2003-05 (Figure 1). At…