During the twentieth century, women made significant economic, political, and social advances, but they are far from enjoying gender equality.
As we approach the November elections, there is an important opportunity for thoughtful debate around the strengths of alternative policies that support America's children, working parents, and families.
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.
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.
This report is part of a set of The Status of Women in the States reports released in 2004.
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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.
Tennessee reflects both the advances and limited progress achieved by women in the United States.
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.
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.