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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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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 | weber@iwpr.org 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 | Rose@iwpr.org| (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: , , , |

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 | weber@iwpr.org 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 [...]

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|

New Report Lifts up the Voices of Black, Latina and Afro-Latina Women in the Construction Trades

Washington, D.C. – A new policy brief, “Here to Stay: Black, Latina and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment,” highlights that while the number of Black women apprentices grew by over 50 percent and the number of Latina apprentices nearly doubled between 2016 and 2019, Black and Latina women remain severely underrepresented (3.6 percent) in federally registered trade apprenticeships.

March 8, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

New Jobs Numbers Show that Women Recovered fewer than Half of All Jobs Lost since February 2020

Washington, DC— While new Employment Situation data for February shows a 245,000 increase in women’s jobs on payroll (64.6% of all added jobs), women are still 5.1 million jobs below February 2020, compared with 4.4 million fewer jobs on payroll for men; at its deepest level in April 2020 women’s payroll employment was down 12.1 million.  

March 8, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |
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