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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...

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...