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Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

This briefing paper explores the availability of and need for pregnancy prevention services among individuals enrolled in job training in the United States.

By |2020-08-10T02:44:53+00:00February 13, 2020|Briefing Paper, Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health|Comments Off on Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Greater access to apprenticeships in the skilled trades can help women achieve economic security and fill predicted skills shortages in construction. The construction trades provide good careers with family sustaining earnings.

By |2020-07-26T17:48:43+00:00November 14, 2019|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

This fact sheet outlines eight key policy priorities that are critical for increasing women’s economic opportunities and securing their futures.

By |2020-08-10T23:39:44+00:00June 20, 2019|IWPR, Policy|Comments Off on A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

Women, Automation, and the Future of Work (Executive Summary)

According to Women, Automation, and the Future of Work, an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report, technological change will affect men and women differently in a number of ways. The first study of its kind in the United States, this report estimates the risk of automation across occupations by gender and presents a comprehensive picture of what we know—and what we don’t—about how the future of work will affect women workers.

Women Gain Jobs in Construction Trades but Remain Underrepresented in the Field

Between 2017 and 2018, the number of women working in construction trades increased by 17.6 percent, rising to well over a quarter of a million women (276,000).[1] This is substantially higher than job growth of 3.7 percent in construction occupations overall.

By |2020-09-04T12:41:35+00:00March 28, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Fact Sheet|0 Comments

Tackling Childcare:The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Almost one in 10 of the world’s population, 679 million, are children younger than five years old. To thrive and develop, these children and their older siblings need care.

By |2021-01-21T16:28:34+00:00October 1, 2017|Employment and Earnings, Job Quality and Income Security, Report|Comments Off on Tackling Childcare:The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Supports that Matter in Workforce Development Programs: A National Client Survey on Access to Services

This report presents findings from a national, online survey of more than 1,800 participants in job training programs. It captures their perspectives on the role of supportive services such as child care and transportation assistance in facilitating their success in job training, the availability of supportive services across different types of training programs, the unmet support needs of program participants, and the significance of job training for their lives.

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