Report

The Status of Women In North Carolina: Political Participation

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Political Participation presents data on several aspects of women’s involvement in the political process in North Carolina, comparing North Carolina to other states and the United States overall.

Providing Unpaid Household and Care Work in the United States: Uncovering Inequality

In the United States, women spend considerably more time than men over their lifetime doing unpaid household and care work. The unequal distribution of this work—work that is essential for families and societies to thrive—not only limits women’s career choices and economic empowerment, but also affects their overall health and well-being.

By |2020-08-10T14:19:35+00:00January 20, 2020|Job Quality and Income Security, Report|Comments Off on Providing Unpaid Household and Care Work in the United States: Uncovering Inequality

Geographic Mobility, Gender, and the Future of Work

Geographically, economic opportunity is unequally distributed across the United States. A disproportionate share of all private-sector jobs—one in five—are located in just four metropolitan areas: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.

By |2020-07-26T17:21:16+00:00December 19, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Report|Comments Off on Geographic Mobility, Gender, and the Future of Work

Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education: National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society

Earning a higher education is increasingly necessary for achieving family economic security. For single mothers, who are more likely to live in poverty than other women, earning postsecondary credentials can bring substantial benefits, from increased lifetime earnings and employment rates to better health outcomes and chances of success for their children.

By |2020-07-26T02:19:30+00:00December 18, 2019|Report, Student Parent Success Initiative|Comments Off on Investing in Single Mothers’ Higher Education: National and State Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Single Mothers’ Educational Attainment to Individuals, Families, and Society

Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

Gender differences in paid and unpaid time at work are an important aspect of gender inequality. Women tend to spend more time on unpaid household and family care work, and men spend more time in paid work. This unequal distribution of time creates barriers to women’s advancement at work and reduces women’s economic security.

By |2020-07-26T17:47:55+00:00November 14, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Report|Comments Off on Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

The Economic Effects of Contraceptive Access: A Review of the Evidence

Deciding whether and when to have a child is central to a woman’s economic well-being. It has implications for continuing education and joining the workforce, which can affect other long-term economic outcomes. As threats to abortion access increase and widen existing disparities, it is crucial to examine the range of economic effects that can result from this changing landscape.

By |2020-08-10T02:47:08+00:00September 26, 2019|Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health, Report|Comments Off on The Economic Effects of Contraceptive Access: A Review of the Evidence

The Future of Care Work: Improving the Quality of America’s Fastest-Growing Jobs

Paid adult care work jobs are expected to increase substantially in the coming years, due to both an aging population and a comparatively low risk of automation for many of these jobs.

By |2020-08-10T01:44:47+00:00September 23, 2019|Employment and Earnings, Report|Comments Off on The Future of Care Work: Improving the Quality of America’s Fastest-Growing Jobs

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness

This report provides information on the health, well-being, and reproductive rights of women in North Carolina, including differences by race and ethnicity and by county where data are available.

By |2020-08-10T04:03:45+00:00June 25, 2019|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness

The Shifting Supply and Demand of Care Work: The Growing Role of People of Color and Immigrants

As the Baby Boom generation matures and current unmet child care needs remain constant, the United States faces a burgeoning crisis in the demand for care workers. The market has slowly but surely begun to adapt, seeing an overall growth of 19 percent in the number of care workers between 2005 and 2015, with most of that growth in adult care. The U.S. Department of Labor suggests that this will only grow further, projecting that the economy will add more than 1.6 million jobs in occupations related to adult care by 2024 (Rolen 2017).

By |2020-08-10T03:28:32+00:00June 27, 2018|Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy, Report|Comments Off on The Shifting Supply and Demand of Care Work: The Growing Role of People of Color and Immigrants

The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas, 2018

The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas was commissioned by the YWCA of Lubbock to explore factors related to women’s access to opportunity, employment and earnings, economic security, health, and political participation.

By |2020-08-10T04:17:54+00:00March 27, 2018|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in Lubbock County, Texas, 2018