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Serving the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Community College Students: Promising Practices to Promote Student Success

Sexual and reproductive health and well-being plays a central role in the lives of young adults. The report describes existing gaps in service provision and highlights a range of practices that can be replicated and scaled up to expand access for community college students.

Holding Up Half the Sky: Mothers as Workers, Primary Caregivers, & Breadwinners During COVID-19

In the United States, women now make up more than 50 percent of the workforce, reflecting growth in health care, education, and service sectors over the last decade. The decline of the wages and real earnings of all workers over time coupled with the rise in cost of living expenses, such as housing, means that the income and earnings of women are critical to the overall economic security and wellbeing of families.

STUDENT PARENTS IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Heightened Need & the Imperative for Strengthened Support

Nearly four million undergraduates, or more than one in [...]

Child Care Supports For The Construction Trades: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon

The construction industry in Oregon is booming. Employment has grown steadily since 2010 and is now higher than during the pre-recession boom (Simonson 2019b). Yet, meeting demand is difficult for many companies. In a recent survey, close to 90 percent of construction industry employers in Oregon

By |2020-08-10T14:28:37+00:00May 26, 2020|Briefing Paper, Job Quality and Income Security|Comments Off on Child Care Supports For The Construction Trades: Building and Sustaining Diversity in Oregon

Women-Owned Businesses Have Increased in Number, but Still Face Obstacles to Growth

Women have made considerable progress in increasing their representation among business owners in recent years. The number of women-owned businesses increased in almost every industry between 2002 and 2012, at rates higher than those of men-owned businesses.

By |2020-07-26T17:12:18+00:00February 19, 2020|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Women-Owned Businesses Have Increased in Number, but Still Face Obstacles to Growth

Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

This briefing paper explores the availability of and need for pregnancy prevention services among individuals enrolled in job training in the United States.

By |2020-08-10T02:44:53+00:00February 13, 2020|Briefing Paper, Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health|Comments Off on Integrating Workforce Development Programs and Pregnancy Prevention Services

Methodological Appendix: National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society

DOWNLOAD REPORT The Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s [...]

By |2020-07-26T02:21:59+00:00December 18, 2019|Briefing Paper, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Methodological Appendix: National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society

Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Greater access to apprenticeships in the skilled trades can help women achieve economic security and fill predicted skills shortages in construction. The construction trades provide good careers with family sustaining earnings.

By |2020-07-26T17:48:43+00:00November 14, 2019|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Pregnancy and Maternity Leave in the Trades: Good Practices for Apprentices

DOWNLOAD REPORT The physically strenuous work means that [...]

By |2020-07-26T17:58:45+00:00October 15, 2019|Briefing Paper, Employment and Earnings|Comments Off on Pregnancy and Maternity Leave in the Trades: Good Practices for Apprentices