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May 9, 2020 by C. Nicole Mason

The system was never designed for working moms

We understand the system is broken and that it’s not our fault. It was never made for us. It was made for working men.

Five Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

As Labor Day approaches, we’re thinking about the jobs and opportunities that do the best job of promoting women’s economic mobility and security.

IWPR Statement on 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Today, we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Keri Potts Joins IWPR as Vice President, External Affairs

Communications executive Keri Potts will bring her skills and talents to IWPR. Her past experience includes positions at Nike, the NCAA, and, for the past 17 years, ESPN, where she served as Senior Director, Communications.

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A New Labor Standard for Labor Day: Paid Sick Leave

" Studies show that paid sick leave is beneficial for employers too. Currently, businesses lose money from high turnover rates caused by illness absences and from the lowered productivity that results from sick employees spreading their germs at work. The Institute of Women's Policy Research [...]

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White House Promotes Economic Efforts for Women

"As one of its closing arguments before the midterm elections, the Obama administration is highlighting the impact its economic policies have had on women. A 32-page report released Thursday by the National Economic Council, a policy coordination arm of the White House, described scores of [...]

November 4, 2010|Categories: Press Hits|

Women still lagging men in salaries

Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, said she's been studying the pay-gap issue so long that she's generally pleased any time the gap narrows. But when she tells young women about it, they're always shocked and wonder why it's not rectified [...]

November 3, 2010|Categories: Press Hits|

5 Years Post-Katrina, Housing Crisis Lingers in New Orleans

Though the storm has long since passed, women and children in New Orleans are still without shelter. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, while the city’s recovery hobbles forward after Hurricane Katrina’s punishing blows, a deep affordable housing crisis continues to hold back [...]

November 3, 2010|Categories: Press Hits|

Gender pay gap is smallest on record

The earnings gap between men and women has shrunk to a record low, partly because many women are prospering in the new economy and partly because men have been hit hard by the recession. Women earned 82.8% of the median weekly wage of men in [...]

November 3, 2010|Categories: Press Hits|