Child Care Support for Student Parents in Community College Is Crucial for Success, but Supply and Funding Are Inadequate
Of the over 6 million students earning college credit at community colleges, 1.7 million (27 percent) are parents. Of those, about 1 million (16 percent) are single parents, more than twice the proportion at 4-year institutions. Three-quarters of single parents in college are women.
Testimony of Kevin Miller, Ph.D., Institute for Women’s Policy Research before the House Labor Committee of the 96th General Assembly of Illinois regarding H.B. 3665, the Healthy Workplace Act.
Read Executive Summary New Hampshire lawmakers are now considering HB 662, which would make it mandatory for businesses with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick days. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has estimated the costs and benefits of the [...]
The Status of Girls in Minnesota represents a collaborative effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) to provide detailed information on the status of girls in Minnesota.
Resilient and Reaching for More: Challenges and Benefits of Higher Education for Welfare Participants and Their Children
This report details the inspiration, struggles, and perseverance of those pursuing a college degree while receiving welfare in California and the benefits that education brings them and their children.
Maternity Leave in the United States: Paid Parental Leave is Still Not Standard, Even Among the Best U.S. Employers
Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of the best employers for working mothers provide four or fewer weeks of paid maternity leave, and half (52 percent) provide six weeks or less, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research analysis of data provided by Working Mother Media, Inc., publisher of Working Mother magazine.