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Sep 16, 2015, 17:27 ET Women Will Not See Equal Pay with Men until 2059, One Year Longer than Previously Projected

 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...


Aug 26, 2015, 12:23 ET Unionized Women Earn More than Nonunionized Women in Every U.S. State

A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn...


Aug 25, 2015, 12:17 ET New Report Finds that Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery Policies Largely Ignored the Needs of Black Women from New Orleans' Public Housing Buildings

 In advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)...


Aug 11, 2015, 12:44 ET Nearly Half of Currently Exempt Single Mothers and Black and Hispanic Women Workers Will Gain Coverage Under DOL's New Proposed Overtime Salary Threshold

 A new report released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and MomsRising.org finds that working women—especially...


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...


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...


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...


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...