Author, researcher, professor, and inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the new President/CEO of IWPR.
Business-commissioned Study Inflates Cost of NYC Paid Sick Leave, Say Researchers
In a letter to the Speaker of the New York City Council, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and other leading scholars outlined flaws in a study by the Partnership for New York City estimating high costs to businesses due to proposed paid sick [...]
Public Assistance Not Reaching Poor Women During Recession; Tremendous Variation across the States
WASHINGTON, DC – Over fifteen and a half million women are living in poverty but, as a briefing paper released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows, the number of women receiving public assistance is much smaller. Further, the distribution of supports [...]
Gender Wage Gap Stagnant Overall, Women Not Doing Better
Washington, DC—A new fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), based on data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, shows that in 2009 median annual earnings for employed women were $36,278, compared with $47,127 for men, a female- to- [...]
Young Women Now Less Likely to Work in Same Jobs as Men; Wage Gap Continues Due to Occupational Segregation
WASHINGTON, DC—A new briefing paper from the Institute for Women's Policy Research charts occupational segregation since the early 1970s. Women continue to enter some high paying male-dominated professions, for example, rising from 4.0 percent to 32.2 percent of lawyers between 1972 and 2009, yet overall [...]
Low‐Income Women Lack Housing Options Five Years After Katrina
Fact sheets released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research show that women of color remained, returned, or moved to New Orleans in low numbers relative to white women in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of the city.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research Announces New Research Director
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 25 - The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Drago joined the staff as Director of Research in June. Dr. Drago recently served as Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and Professor [...]