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May 20, 2015, 08:52 ET

New York, California, and D.C., Receive the Highest Grades on New Work & Family Index

Two new reports in the Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), find that...

May 07, 2015, 12:58 ET

In Almost Every U.S. State, Women Are More Likely to Experience Poor Mental Health, but Less Likely to Die from Heart Disease and Breast Cancer, than a Decade Ago

 New data released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), as part of its Status of Women in the States: 2015 series,...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:19 ET

Nearly Twice as Many Women as Men Work in Occupations with Poverty Wages

On Equal Pay Day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released new analysis finding that women earn less than men in...

Apr 08, 2015, 13:39 ET

In Every U.S. State, Women, including Millennials, Are More Likely than Men to Live in Poverty, Despite Gains in Higher Education

In advance of Equal Pay Day on April 14, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a new report showing that women have higher...

Mar 19, 2015, 11:04 ET

Low-Wage, Part-Time, and Service Workers Are the Least Likely to Have Access to Paid Sick Days in Louisiana

New analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 41 percent of Louisiana's workers lack access to a single paid sick...

Mar 12, 2015, 12:51 ET

New Report Projects When Women in Each U.S. State Will Achieve Equal Pay; Five States Won't See Equal Pay until the Next Century

The first release from Status of Women in the States: 2015, a project of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), finds that, if...

Mar 05, 2015, 10:17 ET

The Moynihan Report at 50: New Report Finds that the Rise of Single Mothers Does Not Explain Poverty Rates Fully

Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan released the controversial report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, a new brief by the...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:20 ET

New Analysis Finds Little Evidence to Support the Focus on Boys and Young Men of Color in the White House My Brother's Keeper Initiative

An analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds little evidence to support the focus on boys and men of color...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

Few States Utilize Available Federal Dollars to Support Gender Diversity in Construction Jobs; Oregon and Maryland are Notable Exceptions

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and Jobs for the Future finds that although federal transportation dollars can be used...

Dec 01, 2014, 15:05 ET

Campus Child Care Declining Despite Growing Numbers of College Students Raising Children

While the number of college students with dependent children has been growing, and more than one in four college students (4.8 million...

Nov 07, 2014, 11:39 ET

Women Hold 50% More Jobs than They Did at the Start of the Recession, Men Still Inching toward Jobs Recovery

 According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the November employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:18 ET

Low-Wage, Part-Time, and Service Workers Are the Least Likely to Have Access to Paid Sick Days in Minnesota

New analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 41 percent of Minnesota's workers lack access to a single paid sick...

Sep 16, 2014, 17:35 ET

New Data Shows Little Progress in Closing the Gender Wage Gap while Policies that Could Address Pay Inequality Stall

A fact sheet by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) uses updated data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau to chart the gender...

Sep 02, 2014, 15:58 ET

Washington, DC, Ranks Highest for Women's Employment and Earnings; West Virginia Ranks Lowest

According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), states across the nation vary widely in their progress towards...

Aug 26, 2014, 08:00 ET

Nearly 7 Million Workers in California Lack Paid Sick Days

A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of California's workers lack access to a single paid sick...

Aug 20, 2014, 09:35 ET

Nearly 3 in 4 Accommodation and Food Service Workers in Orange County, Florida, Lack Access to Paid Sick Days

A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 45 percent of workers living in Orange County, Florida, lack even a...

Aug 13, 2014, 12:47 ET

Hispanic and Food Service Workers among the Least Likely to Have Paid Sick Days in San Jose

A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 35 percent of San Jose's private sector employees lack access to a...

Aug 01, 2014, 12:03 ET

With Much-Needed Job Growth in July, Men Have Recovered 94% of Jobs They Lost in Recession

According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the August employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Jul 11, 2014, 10:09 ET

Strong Consensus on Improving Social Security Benefits despite Party Differences

A new study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research sheds new light on expert and lawmaker perspectives on the prospect of Social Security...

Jul 03, 2014, 11:59 ET

Strong Job Growth in June Continues to Leave Men Behind

 According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the July employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...