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.
Today, we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
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.
“In 2009, female earnings edged forward a little, but did not catch up with the loss during the 2008 market upheaval. Between 1980 and 1994 the earning gap between males and females narrowed by close to 12 percent. This surge slowed down after 1994 to [...]
" 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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]