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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.

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Economic Recovery at Risk: Proposed Infrastructure Bill by Biden Administration Should Include More Help For Women Workers Who Are Hit Hardest by the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 23, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber | (646) 719-7021 | Washington, DC – The new infrastructure bill floated by the Biden Administration plans to prioritize spending on roads, bridges, waterways, and rails. It also includes funding for retrofitting buildings, safety [...]

March 23, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

Women are paid less than men in almost all occupations, according to new analysis of 2020 earnings data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2021 Contact: Liz Rose || (202) 355-3559 Washington, DC – To highlight Equal Pay Day, 2021, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is releasing an analysis of the Gender Wage Gap by Occupation, Race, and Ethnicity for 2020, [...]

March 22, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

COVID-19 is forcing women out of work. Can Biden help them get back on the job?

By Francesca Chambers So many women have dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic that the Biden administration has said it is an emergency and warned of a setback so severe that it could stand in the way of a full economic recovery. The [...]

March 21, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , , |

New IWPR Report Reveals Urgent Need to Support Student Parents’ Return to College amid Challenges Exacerbated by the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber | 646-719-7021 | More than one-third (35 percent) of adults who earned some college credit, but not a degree, are parents of children under 18. Students with children are nearly twice as likely to leave [...]

Gender wage gap shrank because of COVID-19, but that’s not a good thing

By Thuy Lan Nguyen Millions of people have been put out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know women have been more impacted by pandemic job loss than men largely because industries hit hardest by the virus, hospitality and retail, are mostly led by women. [...]

March 14, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

Big Bold Relief Bill Will Help Millions of Women and Families and Will Lead to the End the She-cession

Washington, DC – IWPR applauds the House and the Senate and President Biden for enacting the American Rescue Plan, an historic relief package that will uplift women and families.  “Women and families are facing extraordinary challenges that require bold solutions,” said C. Nicole Mason, PhD, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). “Now they will finally get some of the help they need to survive the pandemic with the delivery of this landmark relief package.” 

March 12, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|
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