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The Lily Op-Ed

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.

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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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Even with Colorado’s open accessibility, birth control can still be difficult to access

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment indicated pregnancy for girls ages 15 to 19 dropped 59% from 2009 to 2017, the Colorado Sun reported. The abortion rate among Colorado teenagers fell by 60% due to contraceptive accessibility. Those rates have fallen even further, according [...]

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Amid labor shortages in construction, new reports expose failures in diversity and inclusion

Separate to the CIOB report and charter, a recent report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) further exposes the hazards faced by women in the US construction industry. The organization found that 44% of women and non-binary survey respondents either left or seriously considered leaving [...]

December 13, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , |

Columbia mom recognized for being student and working parent

Just 31% percent of single mothers 25 and older held a college degree, according to a 2017 study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The organization also found they are likely to have $4,800 more in debt than women without children. Applicants write an essay about their [...]

December 13, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , |

Jobless rate drops in November to 4.2 percent, other numbers mixed

WASHINGTON —The U.S. unemployment rate dropped 0.4% in November, to 4.2%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. But BLS, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research all noted mixed numbers behind that positive decline. The number of unemployed declined by 542,000, [...]

December 9, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , |

It would take women more than 2 years to return to pre-pandemic employment levels at November’s jobs rate

The Bureau of Statistics’ latest jobs report shows that November marked a slowdown in hiring as experts fear the arrival of a new coronavirus variant could further disrupt economic recovery. The economy added just 210,000 jobs last month, far below economists’ prediction that 573,000 positions would be [...]

December 6, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , |

Black women see unemployment rate fall sharply in November, but are still left behind in overall labor market recovery

The unemployment rate for Black women fell sharply in November, but labor market recovery from pre-pandemic levels remains uneven across race and gender lines. While the headline number for job growth came in lower than expected in November, the unemployment rate for U.S. workers overall dipped [...]

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