Institute for Women's Policy Research (Associate Member)
The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.
The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics 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. IWPR, an independent, non-profit, research organization also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women's studies at The George Washington University.
IWPR's work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. Members and affiliates of IWPR's Information Network receive reports and information on a regular basis. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
- Poverty, Welfare, & Income Security
Welfare reform, low-wage workers, social security reform
- Work & Family
Paid and unpaid family leave, child care, flexible work arrangements, changing family and work structures
- Employment, Education, & Economic Change
Pay equity, affirmative action, the wage gap, part-time and contingent work, women and unions, women in management, unemployment insurance
- Health & Safety
Women's access to health insurance, costs and benefits of preventative health services for women, costs of domestic violence
- Democracy & Society
Women's political participation, as activists, voters, candidates, and policy makers, the status of women in the states: and tax and budget policy