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The Workforce Investment Act and Women’s Progress: Does WIA Funded Training Reinforce Sex Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap?

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) is the primary basis for federally funded workforce development. One of its stated purposes it to “increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants…”1 While earnings data suggest that both men and women benefit from WIA services, average earnings among women who received WIA services are significantly lower than average earnings for men.

By |2020-11-24T00:05:30+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on The Workforce Investment Act and Women’s Progress: Does WIA Funded Training Reinforce Sex Segregation in the Labor Market and the Gender Wage Gap?

The Need for Support for Working Families

With women making up nearly half of the U.S. work force, and most children living in families with an employed mother, helping families balance work and family demands is an increasingly pressing priority.

By |2020-12-14T02:41:59+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on The Need for Support for Working Families

Part-Time Opportunities for Professionals and Managers: Where are They, Who uses Them and Why

Married women and children entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during the last two decades, and part-time employment is one strategy that could potentially help employees successfully integrate their work and family responsibilities.

By |2020-12-14T09:20:59+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on Part-Time Opportunities for Professionals and Managers: Where are They, Who uses Them and Why

Supporting Work: The Relation Between Employment Opportunities and Financial and Other Support Programs

Testimony before the Working Group on Welfare Reform, Family Support and Independence.

By |2020-12-31T00:34:50+00:00June 11, 2020|IWPR|Comments Off on Supporting Work: The Relation Between Employment Opportunities and Financial and Other Support Programs

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 |2020-11-04T17:02:18+00:00October 23, 2019|Research and Action Hub|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Northeast Florida: Strengthening the Pipeline for Women’s Advancement to Leadership

Capitol Hill Briefing: Women, Automation, and the Future of Work

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), together with JPMorgan Chase & Co., are hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill to present findings from IWPR’s comprehensive new report, Women, Automation, and the Future of Work. The report presents the first comprehensive gender analysis of the potential impact of technological change on women and men’s employment in the United States, with an emphasis on the likely effects for women, given the jobs where women predominantly work and the disproportionate share of home and family care done by women.

By |2020-10-13T02:13:06+00:00June 13, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Capitol Hill Briefing: Women, Automation, and the Future of Work

Work Supports for Adult Health: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave

Many Americans struggle to balance work and caregiving responsibilities. As the United States population ages — with the U.S. Census Bureau projecting that by 2035 those 65 and older will outnumber the youth for the first time in history – the number of men and women who are providing care for someone age 65 and older will continue to increase. In addition, one in seven people live with an adult with a disability.

By |2020-10-12T01:03:55+00:00May 31, 2019|Presentation|Comments Off on Work Supports for Adult Health: The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave
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