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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...

Jun 13, 2014, 13:00 ET

More than Two-Thirds of Low-Wage and Food Service Workers Lack Access to Paid Sick Days in Oakland

A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 37 percent of Oakland's private sector employees lack access to a...

May 21, 2014, 15:09 ET

New Research Explores the Barriers Women Face in Seeking Higher Office

A new report released today by Political Parity, a nonpartisan program of Hunt Alternatives, finds that women in politics often encounter a series...

Apr 14, 2014, 12:33 ET

Women and Students of Color Disproportionately Raising Children While in College, See Lower Earnings after Graduation

A new Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) report finds that 4.8 million college students in 2012 had their own dependent children,...

Apr 07, 2014, 09:20 ET

Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations; Nearly Twice as Many Women as Men Work in Occupations with Poverty Wages

According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in almost all of the 112 occupations for...

Mar 07, 2014, 12:04 ET

Women Gained Over Half of the Jobs Added in February; Men Have Regained 82 Percent of Jobs Lost in the Recession

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

Mar 05, 2014, 17:35 ET

Earned Sick Time in Chicago Would Benefit Business, Reduce Health Care Costs

As Chicago City Council legislators consider the Earned Sick Time Ordinance, new research from the...

Mar 04, 2014, 16:46 ET

76% of Food Service Workers Lack Access to Paid Sick Days

New analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that access to paid sick days is unequally distributed across the U.S....

Feb 26, 2014, 10:52 ET

44% of San Diegans Lack Access to Earned Sick Days

A new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that 44 percent of San Diego's private sector employees lack access to a...

Feb 07, 2014, 13:42 ET

Women's Job Growth Halts in January; Men Have Regained 81 Percent of Jobs Lost in the Recession

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

Jan 29, 2014, 09:56 ET

Equal Pay for Working Women would Boost the Economy

On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—a bill that reinstated women's ability to contest unlawful pay...

Jan 13, 2014, 15:14 ET

How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy

According to a regression analysis of federal data by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), the poverty rate for working women would be...

Jan 10, 2014, 16:34 ET

Job Growth in December Due Entirely to Women's Employment Gains

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

Dec 17, 2013, 13:14 ET

Newark's Earned Sick Days Law Would Improve Public Health, Reduce Costs

Providing earned sick days is expected to save Newark employers more than $4 million per year, according to a new analysis by the Institute for...

Dec 06, 2013, 13:56 ET

Job Growth for Women and Men Continues; Unemployment Rates at Five-Year Lows

According to analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), due to continued job growth in November, women hold more jobs on...