Research in Brief Series

Articles

August

The Institute for Women's Policy Research and Labor Resource Center Paid Family and Medical Leave Simulation Model
Table of Contents Introduction Data Behavior Estimations Simulating Unknown Behavior The Simulator Flow Reliability of Estimates Figures Introduction In developing a simulation model to estimate the cost of paid family and medical leave programs...
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May

Costs and Benefits of In-Home Supportive Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: A California Case Study
(Responding to the California Legislative Analyst's Report of 1/21/10) (i) May 3, 2010 The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue,...
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April

Valuing Good Health in Connecticut: The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers have paid sick days. In addition to concerns about workers' ability to respond to their own health needs, there is growing recognition that, with so many dual-earner...
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January

Valuing Good Health in Maine: The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers have paid sick days. In addition to concerns about workers' ability to respond to their own health needs, there is growing recognition that, with so many dual-earner...
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November

The Need for Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees: Adapting to a Changing Workforce
Executive Summary Facing Workforce Challenges The federal government, unlike many large private employers, does not provide paid parental leave to its employees. The federal government is the largest single employer in the United States, but...
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October

The Challenge to Act: How Progressive Women Activists Reframe American Democracy
Table of Contents Introduction: Progressive Women and the Importance of Values Voices for Change Women's Moral Leadership Values and Progressive Women Reframing Democratic Values Community Women Talk about Community: Ilene and Teresa...
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April

Status of Girls in Minnesota: Research Overview: Research and Writing by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Partnership with the Women's Foundation of Minnesota
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GIRLS IN MINNESOTA ARE FULL OF PROMISE AND potential. Whether at home, in school, or out in the community, they work hard, they get good grades, and hold high aspirations for their futures. By and large, girls in the state...
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April

Called to Speak: Six Strategies That Encourage Women's Political Activism
This Research-in-Brief summarizes the findings of a larger report that analyzes the experiences of women working as social justice activists within nonprofit religious groups. The report is the second in a series on women, religion, and public life....
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June

The Ties That Bind: Women's Public Vision for Politics, Religion, and Civil Society
This Research-in-Brief summarizes the findings of a larger report, The Ties That Bind: Women's Public Vision for Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, based on a series of 75 in-depth, qualitative interviews with women (and a few men) working as volunteers,...
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November

Women's Work Supports, Job Retention, and Job Mobility: Child Care and Employer-Provided Health Insurance Help Women Stay on Jobs
This Research-in-Brief presents selected findings from IWPR's forthcoming report Work Supports, Job Retention, and Job Mobility among Low-Income Mothers by Dr. Sunhwa Lee. The findings indicate that low-income mothers have a high rate of job turnover...
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May

Building a Stronger Child Care Workforce: A Review of Studies of the Effectiveness of Public Compensation
This Research-in-Brief summarizes Building a Stronger Child Care Workforce, a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The report discusses the outcomes of seven programs to improve child care worker wages, education, and retention. Outcomes...
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April

Florida's Unemployment Insurance System: Barriers to Program Adequacy for Women, Low-Wage and Part-Time Workers, and Workers of Color: Executive Summary
The Florida unemployment insurance (UI) system is not meeting its basic goal of providing a modest measure of income support to temporarily unemployed workers. This is due in significant part to the UI system's failure to keep pace with fundamental...
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June

40-Hour Work Proposal Significantly Raises Mothers' Employment Standard
The 40-hour-a-week, year-round work requirement Congress is considering imposing on TANF recipients is substantially higher than the current level of mothers' employment activity. Most mothers do work for pay, but half of those working are employed...
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