Status of Women in the States
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and families and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research.
It is the leading think tank in the United States focusing on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of public policy through a gendered lens. Founded in 1987, IWPR’s reports and other informational resources have informed policies and programs across the country and internationally, in each of its key program areas:
Employment, Education, & Economic Change – Employment and Job Quality, Economic Status of Women in the States, Pay Equity and Discrimination, Access to Higher Education and Job Training, Unemployment and the Economy
Democracy & Society – The Status of Women and Girls, Immigration and Religion, Women in Unions, Women’s Civic and Political Engagement
Poverty, Welfare, & Income Security – Retirement and Social Security, Poverty, Katrina and the Gulf Coast, Welfare Reform
Work & Family – Early Care and Education, Family Leave and Paid Sick Days, Workplace Flexibility
Health & Safety – Women’s access to health insurance, costs and benefits of preventive health services for women, costs of domestic violence