Publications

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…

Meaningful Investments in Pre-K: Estimating the Per-Child Costs of Quality Programs

Policy makers around the country, seeing the far-reaching benefits of quality pre-kindergarten (pre-k) for three, four, and five-year-olds, are committing substantial resources to expanding these programs. They are beginning to recognize that public investments in early learning can be as important as those made in elementary education. Positive outcomes of pre-k investments are especially great…

The Best and Worst State Economies for Women

(Produced with the assistance of Vicky Lovell, PhD, Tori Finkle, Ashley English, and Amy Caiazza.) Women have made dramatic economic progress throughout the United States, especially since the 1960s. Yet, women have fared much better in some states than in others, and in no state do women fare as well economically as men. On several…

Report to the Maryland Equal Pay Commission

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research constructed a dataset from the 2002 through 2004 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Files (ACS) for people residing in the state of Maryland.1 The dataset includes 25,172 wage and salary workers aged 16 to 64. Five mutually exclusive racial/ethnic categories were constructed from detailed self-reported identities: Non- Hispanic…