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Build(ing) the Future: Bold Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery
This report, Build(ing) the Future: Bold Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery, provides a framework for shared prosperity and equitable economic recovery. It examines the impact of the economic crisis and recession on working women, their families, and communities. It provides a blueprint for a gender-equitable recovery that is not only about meeting the immediate economic needs of women and families, but lays out a long-term strategy for creating stronger systems and institutions that reflect the experiences and contributions of women.
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Biden’s Vice President Selection Affirms Women, People of Color will Decide the 2020 Presidential Election
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IWPR Names Dr. C. Nicole Mason New President and CEO

Author, researcher, professor, and inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the new President/CEO of IWPR.

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Women net more jobs than men post shutdown, but remain disproportionately impacted by overall losses.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org As the economy reopens and re-hiring begins, unemployment rates remain high for Black and Latina women, and younger workers. Washington, DC — Most recent employment data show steady declines in unemployment for both women and men. Women [...]

July 2, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

As Unemployment Drops, Gains Made by Women in the Workforce Remain Threatened by Historic Job Losses and Lack of Childcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org In January, women made a little more than 50 percent of workers on payroll. Today, they make up just 49.2 percent due to tremendous job loss since March in sectors dominated by women. Women dominated [...]

June 5, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Women’s Job Losses Over Past Month Quintuple Women’s Total Job Losses During Great Recession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Women no longer workforce majority after sustained job losses wipe out economic gains. Washington, DC — Unemployment data released May 8, 2020 show mounting job losses for both women and men. Women continue to lose a disproportionate number [...]

May 8, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Breadwinner Mothers Face Additional Burden and Dual Role During Pandemic: Primary Wage Earner and Primary Care Provider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Half of all U.S. households with children under the age of 18 have a breadwinner mother—an earner: single, married, or head of household—that contributes at least 40 percent of household income. Breadwinner mothers of color [...]

May 8, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Looming Economic Downturn Will Hit Women Hardest as They Make Up Majority of Job Losses Across All But Three Sectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Since March, Women lost nearly 6 out of every 10 jobs across all sectors, with the service sector most impacted. Job loss among women were highest in retail and leisure and hospitality at 396,000. Washington, [...]

April 6, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Launches Equal Pay Day Campaign

Also, new IWPR research released shows men out earn women in nearly every occupation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC — The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is launching a multi-platform, multi-pronged campaign today that will highlight the impact [...]

March 24, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|
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