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Research and Action Hub

The Research & Action Hub is a key component of IWPR’s data research in support of innovative policy solutions to accelerate women’s power and influence in society and in the workforce.

Stepping Up to Lead: Women Re-Shaping America’s Leadership, Politics & Priorities

Women comprise more than 50 percent of the U.S. population but currently hold just 23 percent of elected seats in Congress and about 1 in 3 state legislative seats. In 2018, a record number of women were elected to office—117 women, including 42 women of color—bringing their expertise, diverse experiences, and agenda for broad and inclusive change to Congress and state legislatures across the country.

By Elyse Shaw, C. Nicole Mason and Adiam Tesfaselassie|August 18, 2020|

The Status of Women In North Carolina: Political Participation

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Political Participation presents data on several aspects of women’s involvement in the political process in North Carolina, comparing North Carolina to other states and the United States overall.

By Elyse Shaw and Adiam Tesfaselassie|August 11, 2020|

The Status of Women in Northeast Florida: Strengthening the Pipeline for Women’s Advancement to Leadership

Starting in 1996, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau among other data sets, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research launched its Status of Women in the States report series, which looks at numerous metrics that relate to the economic achievement, poverty, physical and mental health, education, work and family, violence and safety, reproductive rights, and political participation of women.

By Elyse Shaw|October 23, 2019|

The Well-Being of Women in Utah in 2019

The percentage of women working part-time in Utah is still the highest in the nation. Business ownership and representation in professional and managerial positions among Utah women are also increasing, more Utah women now live above the poverty line, and women in Utah have made great strides in education attainment; however, the progress in these areas is markedly different when race and ethnicity are taken into account.

By Valerie Lacarte|August 12, 2019|