Senior Research Associate

Julie Anderson is a Senior Research Associate at IWPR. She manages the Status of Women in the States projects and also works extensively on workforce development and job training initiatives.

Julie was project manager for IWPR’s first regionally-focused report, The Status of Women in the South, as well as several state reports. She has presented Status of Women research on numerous webinars, teleconferences, and to international visiting opinion leaders and scholars. She is a frequent media spokesperson and has been interviewed for NPR, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and HuffPost Politics Live.

Prior to joining IWPR in December 2014, Julie was a researcher at the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University. She has also worked at the Children’s Law Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Julie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in sociology from George Mason University.

Publications

The Economic Status of Women in Collin, Dallas, & Denton Counties, Texas

Women in Texas have made progress in recent years, but still face inequities that can prevent them from reaching their full potential. This fact sheet examines trends in Texas women’s status in the areas of employment and earnings, and poverty and opportunity. For each topic, data for women in Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties are…

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment & Earnings

North Carolina receives a grade of C for women’s employment and earnings, which is better than the D the state earned when The Status of Women in the States was published in 2004. North Carolina women’s median annual earnings have risen and the gender wage gap has narrowed. Although a larger share of employed women…

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being

About this Report   The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. The first two publications, released in December 2016, were The Status of…

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 Economic Status of Women in the States

The Economic Status of Women in the States   This Fact Sheet presents findings from analysis of the Employment & Earnings Index and Poverty & Opportunity Index of The Status of Women in the States series, a comprehensive project that presents and analyzes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state…

The Union Advantage for Women

Labor unions deserve credit for many of the workplace policies that Americans now take for granted—a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, pay for overtime, and protections from health and safety hazards—and the labor movement continues to champion state and local policies such as paid sick days and paid family leave, policies that are beneficial…

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…

Single Mothers Overrepresented at For-Profit Colleges

Analysis of the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that three in ten single mothers in college attend private, for-profit schools, a larger share than students of any other family type (Figure 1).[1] At for-profit institutions, single mothers account for 26 percent of the student…

The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii

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…