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Institute for Women's Policy Research

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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research strives to win economic equity for all women and eliminate barriers to their full participation in society. As a leading national think tank, IWPR builds evidence to shape policies that grow women’s power and influence, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic well-being of families.

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Research Reports in JSTOR from Institute for Women's Policy Research
136 Research Reports in JSTOR Date
4.8 Million College Students are Raising Children 2014
Access to Paid Sick Days in Louisiana 2015
Access to Paid Sick Days in Maryland 2015
Access to Paid Sick Days in Orange County, Florida 2014
Access to Paid Sick Time in Austin, Texas 2017
Access to Paid Sick Time in Bernalillo County, New Mexico 2019
Access to Paid Sick Time in Dallas, Texas 2018
Access to Paid Sick Time in Texas 2017
ALL WORK AND LITTLE PAY: IWPR Survey Shows Worrying Challenges for Working Mothers 2021
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER WOMEN EARN LESS THAN WHITE NON-HISPANIC MEN IN ALL* BUT ONE STATE 2021
BEFORE THE “SHE-CESSION”:: A PRE-PANDEMIC SNAPSHOT SHOWS MORE WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE THAN EVER 2021
Black Women Are Among Those Who Saw the Largest Declines in Wages over the Last Decade 2016
BLACK WOMEN TO REACH EQUAL PAY WITH WHITE MEN IN 2130 2020
Breadwinner Mothers by Race/Ethnicity 2020
Breadwinner Mothers by Race/Ethnicity and State 2016
Bridging Systems for Family Economic Mobility:: Postsecondary and Early Education Partnerships 2019
BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR WOMEN IN NEW ORLEANS POST COVID-19: OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN SKILLED TRADE AND TECHNICAL JOBS 2021
BUILD(ING) THE FUTURE: BOLD POLICIES FOR A GENDER-EQUITABLE RECOVERY 2020
BUSY WITH PURPOSE: Lessons for Education and Policy Leaders from Returning Student Parents 2021
CENTERING THE STUDENT VOICE: COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACCESS IN TEXAS AND MISSISSIPPI 2021
CHILD CARE SUPPORTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES:: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon 2020
CHILD CARE SUPPORTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES:: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon 2020
CLIMBING THE LEADERSHIP LADDER: WOMEN’S PROGRESS STALLS 2021
College Affordability for Low-Income Adults:: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society 2014
College Students with Children:: National and Regional Profiles 2017
Despite modest employment gains, women still 5.5 million jobs below pre-pandemic level, and more than twice as likely as likely as men to have exited workforce since February 2020
DESPITE RECORD JOB GROWTH IN MARCH 2021, GENDER GAP IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY WIDENED 2021
Dramatic Decline in Employment Hits Women Even More Severely than Men: Women’s Unemployment Rate Exceeds Men for All Major Racial/Ethnic Groups 2020
Dreams Deferred:: A Survey on the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Survivors’ Education, Careers, and Economic Security 2018
The Economic Driver and Consequences of Sex Trafficking in the United States 2017
THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ABORTION ACCESS:: A Review of the Evidence 2019
The Economic Effects of Abortion Access:: A Review of the Evidence 2019
THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CONTRACEPTIVE ACCESS:: A Review of the Evidence 2019
The Economic Effects of Contraceptive Access:: A Review of the Evidence 2019
The Economic Status of Women in the U.S. What Has Changed in the Last 20 — 40 Years 2018
Economy Adds More Jobs for Women Than Men, But Women Still 8 Million Jobs-on-Payroll Below February and Majority of All Who Lost Jobs 2020
Ending Sex and Race Discrimination in the Workplace:: Legal Interventions That Push the Envelope 2011
Estimating the Cost of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Connecticut 2018
EVEN AS PAYROLL JOBS RECOVER, YOUNG WORKERS FACE UNEMPLOYMENT AND A HOSTILE LABOR MARKET 2021
The Future of Care Work:: Improving the Quality of America’s Fastest-Growing Jobs 2019
Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work 2019
Gender Parity in the U.S. Congress:: Women Will Wait 88 Years before Achieving Equal Representation 2020
The Gender Wage Gap: 2017: Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity 2018
The Gender Wage Gap: 2018: Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity 2019
The Gender Wage Gap: 2019: Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity 2020
The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2017: and by Race and Ethnicity 2018
The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2018 and by Race and Ethnicity 2019
The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2019 and by Race and Ethnicity 2020
THE GENDER WAGE GAP BY OCCUPATION, RACE, AND ETHNICITY 2020 2021
Geographic Mobility, Gender, and the Future of Work 2019
Get to the Bricks:: The Experiences of Black Women from New Orleans Public Housing after Hurricane Katrina 2015
Girls and Young Women of Color:: Where They Are in the United States 2016
Halting Recovery Leaves Women’s Unemployment in Double Digits, and Women’s Payroll Employment Still 6.9 Million Below Pre-Crisis Levels 2020
Head Start-College Partnership to Promote Student Parent Family Success:: A Roadmap to Guide Collaboration 2021
Head Start-College Partnership to Promote Student Parent Family Success: A Roadmap to Guide Collaboration 2021
Head Start-College Partnerships as a Strategy for Promoting Family Economic Success:: A Study of Benefits, Challenges, and Promising Programs 2019
Holding Up Half the Sky: Mothers as Workers, Primary Caregivers, & Breadwinners During COVID-19 2020
How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy 2014
If Current Trends Continue, Hispanic Women Will Wait 232 Years for Equal Pay; Black Women Will Wait 108 Years 2016
The Impact of Equal Pay on Poverty and the Economy 2017
AN IMPOSSIBLE JUGGLING ACT:: YOUNG PARENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 2021
Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services 2020
Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education:: National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society 2019
Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education:: Costs and Benefits to Individuals, Families, and Society 2018
IWPR WOMEN'S PRIORITIES AND ECONOMICS IMPACT SURVEY: NEW POLL: As economic hardship for women and families persist, women say healthcare, the economic recession and jobs must be top priorities for Biden Administration and Congress 2021
LATINAS PROJECTED TO REACH EQUAL PAY IN 2220: STATE-BY-STATE EARNINGS* SHOW LARGE WAGE GAPS BETWEEN LATINAS AND WHITE NON-LATINO MEN 2020
LEVERAGING HEAD START FOR STUDENT PARENT FAMILIES: Federal and State Policy Opportunities 2021
Making “Free College” Programs Work for College Students with Children 2019
NARROW THE GENDER PAY GAP, REDUCE POVERTY FOR FAMILIES:: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EQUAL PAY BY STATE 2021
The Need to Promote Gender Diversity in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Patenting: Written Testimony Submitted to the House Small Business Committee 2018
Occupational Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap:: A Job Half Done 2014
ON THE BOOKS, OFF THE RECORD:: EXAMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PAY SECRECY LAWS IN THE U.S. 2021
Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants:: Resources and Strategies for Change 2011
OUT OF WORK, TAKING ON CARE:: YOUNG WOMEN FACE MOUNTING CHALLENGES IN THE “SHE-CESSION” 2021
Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance:: Modest Costs are a Good investment in America’s Economy 2018
Paid Family Leave Increases Mothers’ Labor Market Attachment 2020
Paid Parental Leave in the United States: What the data tell us about access, usage, and economic and health benefits 2014
Paid Sick Days Access and Usage Rates Vary by Race/Ethnicity, Occupation, and Earnings 2016
Pay Secrecy and Wage Discrimination 2014
Poverty, Gender, and Public Policies 2016
PRIORITIZING STUDENT PARENTS IN COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RELIEF:: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FEDERAL AND STATE POLICY 2020
Private Sector Workers Lack Pay Transparency:: Pay Secrecy May Reduce Women’s Bargaining Power and Contribute to Gender Wage Gap 2017
Providing Unpaid Household and Care Work in the United States:: Uncovering Inequality 2020
RE-ENGAGING STUDENT PARENTS TO ACHIEVE ATTAINMENT AND EQUITY GOALS: A Case for Investment in More Accessible Postsecondary Pathways 2021
Research & Policy Update:: Student Parents & Access to Child Care at Community Colleges 2015
SAME GAP, DIFFERENT YEAR: The Gender Wage Gap: 2019 Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity 2020
Securing a Better Future:: A Portrait of Female Students in Mississippi’s Community Colleges 2014
Seizing the Moment:: Ideas & Strategies to Inspire Policy Change for Student Parents 2017
Serving the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Community College Students:: PROMISING PRACTICES TO PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS 2020
The Shifting Supply and Demand of Care Work:: The Growing Role of People of Color and Immigrants 2018
Shortchanged and Underpaid:: Black Women and the Pay Gap 2021
Single Mothers in College:: Growing Enrollment, Financial Challenges, and the Benefits of Attainment 2017
Single Mothers with College Degrees Much Less Likely to Live in Poverty 2018
A SLOW CLIMB BACK FROM THE “SHE-CESSION”:: HIGH JOBS DEFICIT IN CHILD CARE AND SCHOOL SECTORS CONTINUES 2021
STATE-BY-STATE EARNINGS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE WOMEN:: WAGE GAPS ACROSS THE STATES 2020
The Status of Black Women: in the United States 2017
The Status of Women in Florida by County:: Population & Diversity 2016
The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas 2017
THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN NORTH CAROLINA:: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 2020
The Status of Women in the States:: 2015 2015
STEPPING UP TO LEAD:: WOMEN RE-SHAPING AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP, POLITICS & PRIORITIES 2020
Still a Man’s Labor Market 2018
STRONG JOBS GROWTH FOR WOMEN, BUT A TROUBLING LACK OF RECOVERY OF CHILD CARE JOBS 2021
STRONGER TOGETHER: Union Membership Boosts Women’s Earnings and Economic Security 2021
THE STUDENT PARENT EQUITY IMPERATIVE:: GUIDANCE FOR THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION 2021
Student Parents’ Access to Campus Child Care Continued to Decline in 2015 2016
STUDENT PARENTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:: Heightened Need & the Imperative for Strengthened Support 2020
Supporting Student Parent Success in Community Colleges 2015
Supportive Services in Job Training and Education:: A Research Review 2016
Supports that Matter in Workforce Development Programs:: A National Client Survey on Access to Services 2017
TACKLING THE GENDER AND RACIAL PATENTING GAP TO DRIVE INNOVATION: Lessons from Women’s Experiences 2021
Testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole regarding Bill 21-415, Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 2016
UNDERSTANDING THE STUDENT PARENT EXPERIENCE:: The Need for Improved Data Collection on Parent Status in Higher Education 2020
The Union Advantage for Women 2018
Valuing Good Health in Austin, Texas:: The Costs and Benefits of Earned Sick Days 2018
THE WEEKLY GENDER WAGE GAP BY RACE AND ETHNICITY:: 2020 2021
The Well-Being of Women in Utah in 2018 2018
The Well-Being of Women in Utah in 2019 2019
WIDE SPREAD DECLINE IN HOUSEHOLD INCOME DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTRIBUTES TO FOOD INSUFFICIENCY AMONG FAMILIES 2020
Women and Men Share Stronger Job Gains in December Women’s Unemployment Rate Is at 4.8 Percent; Men’s at 5.2 Percent 2016
Women and the Care Crisis:: Valuing In-Home Care in Policy and Practice 2013
Women and the COVID-19 Pandemic:: Five Charts and a Table Tracking the 2020 Shecession by Race and Gender 2021
Women are Falling Further Behind Men in the Recovery and are 5.8 Million Jobs below pre-COVID Employment Levels, Compared with 5.0 million fewer Jobs for Men 2020
WOMEN, AUTOMATION, and the Future of Work 2019
Women Gain Disproportionately Fewer Jobs in May, and Face Disproportionately Higher Job Losses since February: As the Economy Starts to Grow Again, Job Growth and Unemployment Continue to Differ Strongly by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity 2020
Women Gain Jobs in Construction Trades but Remain Underrepresented in the Field 2019
Women in the Construction Trades:: Earnings, Workplace Discrimination, and the Promise of Green Jobs Findings from the IWPR Tradeswomen Survey 2015
Women Lost More Jobs than Men in almost all Sectors of the Economy 2020
Women of Color in Economics and Sociology:: Poor Climate, Unequal Treatment, and Lack of Legitimacy 2019
Women-Owned Businesses Have Increased in Number, but Still Face Obstacles to Growth 2020
Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s, 1985-2018 (Full-time, Year-Round Workers) with Projections for Pay Equity, by Race/Ethnicity 2019
Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s Median Earnings, 1960-2018 (Full-Time, Year-Round Workers) with Projection for Pay Equity in 2059 2019
Women’s Median Earnings as a Percent of Men’s Median Earnings, 1960-2019 (Full-time, Year-round Workers) with Projection for Pay Equity in 2059 2020
Women’s Share of Unemployment Insurance Claimants varies Strongly Across States 2020
WORK SUPPORTS FOR ADULT HEALTH:: THE ROLE OF PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE 2019
YOUNG WOMEN WORKERS STILL STRUGGLING A DECADE AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION:: LESSONS FOR THE PANDEMIC RECOVERY 2021