Publications

Women’s Access to Health Insurance: Executive Summary

The Institute's study analyzes data from the January and March 1991 Current Population Surveys, monthly surveys conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The study focuses on adult women of working age, 18 to 64, examines the factors affecting their access to health insurance, and assesses the impact of the proposed Health Security Act…

Women's Access to Health Insurance: Excerpts

Overall, women are more likely than men to have insurance coverage. Our findings show that in 1990, 15 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 64, or 12 million women, are uninsured compared to 19 percent, or 14 million men. Women are less likely to have insurance through their own employers (direct employer-based…

Women’s Access to Health Insurance

Women have a unique relationship to the health care system in the United States that needs to be taken into account in health care reform. Compared with men, women use more health care services and pay more for them as a proportion of their income. They are also responsible for facilitating their families' use of…

Impact of an Employer Mandate on Women's Access to Health Care

President Clinton's proposed Health Security Act (HSA) guarantees all Americans health insurance coverage regardless of their marital status, employment status, or socioeconomic status. A new report by IWPR, Women's Access to Health Insurance, estimates how the workplace guarantee-- or employer mandate-- proposed by the President would affect women's access to health insurance.

Part-Time Opportunities for Professionals and Managers: Where are They, Who uses Them and Why

Married women and children entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during the last two decades, and part-time employment is one strategy that could potentially help employees successfully integrate their work and family responsibilities. This study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research provides new information about an important and large group of employees-managers and professionals,…