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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…

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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…