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Mar 13, 2019, 12:55 ET Automation Could Widen Inequality between Women and Men in U.S. Labor Market

Women are a majority (58 percent) of workers in jobs that are at high risk of automation, despite making up less than half (47 percent) of the U.S....


Jun 06, 2018, 10:00 ET College Brings Significant Benefits to Single Mothers and Society

Single mothers who complete BAs earn $610,300 more over their lifetimes and are 69 percent less likely to live in poverty than single mothers with...


May 10, 2018, 03:25 ET Single Moms in College Spend 9 Hours a Day on Care, and Work More, Sleep Less than Other Students

Single mothers in college full-time spend the equivalent of a full work day on child care and housework, and more time in paid employment than women...


Dec 18, 2017, 09:55 ET 'Retail Apocalypse' Due Entirely to Women's Job Losses

The staggering job losses in retail trade over the last year have been felt entirely by women, according to a new analysis by the Institute for...


Sep 07, 2017, 16:52 ET Single Mothers are 3 Times More Likely to Enroll in For-Profit Colleges than Single Students without Children

Three in ten single mothers in college attend private, for-profit schools, a larger share than students of any other family type, according to a new...


Aug 31, 2017, 11:16 ET Millennial Women Have Yet to Recover from the Great Recession

In advance of Labor Day, a new analysis of national unemployment rates by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that many young...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:09 ET In 13 U.S. States, a Woman Born Today Will Not See Equal Pay During Her Working Life

According to a new state analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), there are 13 states where progress on closing...


Jan 30, 2017, 11:34 ET Number of College Students with Children Increased by 30% Since 2004

More than one million more college students are raising children while attending school than there were in 2004, representing a 30 percent increase...


Jan 27, 2017, 11:15 ET New Research Outlines Economic Obstacles to Safety Faced by Stalking Victims

In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released a briefing paper documenting the...


Sep 16, 2015, 05:27 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 gender...


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) released a...


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 most...


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, finds wide...


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 almost all of the...


Apr 08, 2015, 01:39 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 rates...


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 day,...


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 current...


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 in ...


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 to ...


Dec 01, 2014, 03:05 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 undergraduate...


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 Statistics...


Sep 24, 2014, 02:18 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 day,...


Sep 16, 2014, 05:35 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...