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2012-06-29 02:23:10

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 30, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) President and Founder Dr. Heidi Hartmann will be honored with the Woman of Vision Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) national conference, the country's largest annual gathering of grassroots women's right activists and allies. The NOW Woman of Vision award highlights a woman who has made significant contributions toward improving the lives of women and...

2012-03-08 10:23:00

Gender wage gap falls due to larger real earnings losses for men than for women. WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new fact sheet released today by the Institute of Women's Policy Research (IWPR), based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that in 2011 women earned 17.8 percent less than men for a week of full-time work, a decrease of one percentage point since 2010 and the smallest wage gap seen since 1970. Real earnings for both men...

2011-11-14 11:53:00

New study finds that paid sick days would decrease unnecessary emergency department use WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access to paid sick days could save $1 billion in medical costs annually according to a report released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). This includes $500 million in taxpayer-funded public health care programs for children, elders, and low-income Americans. Currently, more than 44 million American workers do not have access...