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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.
Biden’s Vice President Selection Affirms Women, People of Color will Decide the 2020 Presidential Election
Nicole Announcement
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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“Free College” Programs Should Include Adult Students with Children

Contact: Jennifer Clark | 202-785-5100 | Washington, DC—A new briefing paper released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that eligibility requirements for many college promise (or “free college”) programs need to change to include student parents, a demographic that is central [...]

June 26, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Share of Women Working in Construction Trades in 2018 is the Highest in 20 Years

Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 New analysis finds that women’s job growth in construction trades was nearly 5 times faster than job growth in the field overall Washington, DC—Between 2017 and 2018, the number of women working in construction trades increased by 17.6 percent, rising [...]

March 28, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Women Earn Just Half of What Men Earn Over 15 Years

Contact: Jennifer Clark | 202-785-5100 | New study of earnings and labor force participation finds commonly cited figures on the gender wage gap may underestimate pay inequality Washington, DC—Women today earn just 49 cents to the typical men’s dollar, much less than the 80 cents [...]

November 28, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR and UC Berkeley Launch New Joint Research Hub Supporting Health in Working Families

The Hub’s research will explore the health effects of paid leave policies, minimum wage laws, state and federal tax benefits, and more Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and the University of California, Berkeley, announce the launch [...]

October 25, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Survey Finds Abusers Coerce Pregnancy and Keep Women from Working or Attending College

“I was not allowed to work for 12 years for more than an odd job here and there. I can’t even begin to start listing lost opportunities.” Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—Nearly three in four survivors (73 percent) of intimate partner violence report [...]

October 23, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

New Census Data Show that the Gender Wage Gap Is Not Closing

With virtually no change in the gender wage gap in 2017, women will not see equal pay for 41 more years at the current rate The gender wage gap widened between women of all racial and ethnic groups and White men Washington, DC— A fact [...]

September 13, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|
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