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WOMEN AT WORK

Through IWF’s Women at Work project, IWF helps shape conversations about women in the economy and particularly how government helps—and hinders—women’s opportunities. IWF provides an important voice in explaining that the disproportionate number of women who take time out of the work place to raise children, care for elderly parents or opt for lower-paying, more-flexible and fulfilling jobs has more to do with preferences and choice than unequal opportunities. Government efforts to close the wage gap by micromanaging wages or mandating benefits end up backfiring on women by diminishing choice and opportunity and creating a less flexible, dynamic workplace, which is what women really want and need. IWF is the leading group discrediting and explaining what progressive proposals, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act and the FAMILY Act, would actually do and helping make the case for developing alternative, conservative solutions to give women greater economic opportunity.

Categories:  Economic Opportunity,  Family and Medical Leave Policies,  Gender Quotas,  Government Regulations,  Technology  Wage Gap and Paycheck Fairness Act


Michelle Obama’s Silly Trump Joke Reinforces Negative Stereotypes About Divorced Dads

April 22 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


How Fox News' Meteorologist Janice Dean Keeps It Positive

April 12 2019
by Beverly Hallberg


Arizona Just Made It Easier for Military Spouses to Work There

April 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Equal Fatality Day Would Fall on May 3, 2030

April 9 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Majority of Americans Call Wage Gap Coverage “Fake News” or Worse

April 8 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


The Pay Gap is Actually Really Small and Controllable

April 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


What Pay Gap? 10 Jobs in Which Women Outearn Men

April 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Sanders Puts Union Label on His Campaign

April 1 2019
by Betsy Pearson


QUIZ: What Do You Know About Government-Run Paid Leave

March 25 2019
by Staff


What to Make of the Jobs Claims . . .

March 14 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Women’s History Month: The Women’s Air Force Service Pilots of World War II

March 12 2019
by Karla Jacobs


Trump Budget Proposal: More Work Requirements for Welfare Recipients

March 11 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Girl Power! Women Drive Workforce Gains in This Hot Jobs Market

March 8 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Google’s New Pay Gap Pays Women More Than Men

March 5 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


“Alienated America" Explains the Trump Divide Well

March 4 2019
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Two Truths and a Lie: Equal Rights Amendment

February 19 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


Amazon to Progressive NY Pols: Drop Dead

February 15 2019
by Charlotte Hays


On Valentine’s Day, A Creative Way to Spark a National Baby Boom

February 14 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Universal Daycare Sounds Good -- But Results In Worse Care

February 13 2019
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


A Story to Curl Your Hair . . .

February 11 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths and a Lie: Paycheck Fairness Act

February 5 2019
by Hadley Heath


Why Was Black Teen Unemployment Lower in 1948?

January 30 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Blue Collar Jobs Are a Market of Opportunity

January 11 2019
by Ericka Andersen Sylvester


Jobs Report: 312,000 New Jobs Added in December

January 4 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Senator Marco Rubio: America Must Restore the Value of Work

December 14 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Members of Congress Will No Longer Have Secret Slush Fund to Pay Sexual Abuse Settlements

December 13 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Harvard Researchers Find Women's Choices Key in Gender Wage Gap

December 12 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Actress Lena Dunham’s Apology is the Legacy of 'I Believe Her'

December 6 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


A #MeToo Legacy: Wall Street Execs Adopt Restrictive Rules Toward Young Women

December 4 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Millennial Monday: Secret's Use of Phony Gender Gap Stats Doesn't Pass the Smell Test

December 3 2018
by Betsy Pearson


A Painful Truth About Feminism from a Woman who Traded Family for Success

November 29 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Study Claims the Gender Wage Gap is 51 Cents on the Dollar, But Ignores Real Working Women

November 29 2018
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


Why Supporting IWF is One of the Best Investments In Your Children's Future

November 27 2018
by Staff


Personal Choices, Not Vast Sexist Conspiracies, Explain Unequal Pay

November 26 2018
by Vicki E. Alger


Strong Economy Leading to More Women in U.S. Workforce

October 21 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Tax Reform Expanded Paid Family, Medical Leave. Here’s How

September 24 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Why Serena Williams’ Claim of Sexism at the US Open Falls Flat

September 10 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Outstanding Jobs Report: 210,000 New Jobs

September 7 2018
by Charlotte Hays


10,000 Women Initiative Promotes Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

September 6 2018
by Betsy Pearson


California Moves to Mandate Female Board Members for Publicly-Traded Companies

August 30 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Youth Unemployment Rate at 52-Year Low

August 17 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Counterintuitive: Janus Can Be a Life Jacket for Blue States

July 11 2018
by Charlotte Hays


Does the New Uber Study Show a Gender Wage Gap?

July 6 2018
by Nicole Russell


End to Compulsory Union Dues Will Hit Progressive Groups Hard

July 5 2018
by Charlotte Hays


"Record Numbers of People with Disabilities" Are Entering the Workforce

June 28 2018
by Rachel DiCarlo Currie


Supreme Court Strikes Big Blow to Public Sector Unions, Upholds Free Speech of Public Workers

June 28 2018
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Are Summer Jobs Losing out to Enrichment Programs among the Affluent?

June 25 2018
by Arrah Massimini


Is It Time to Bring Back the "Spoils System"?

June 21 2018
by Charlotte Hays


U.S. Counties with Biggest Hiring Growth Have Low Taxes and Oil

May 24 2018
by Charlotte Hays


The Value of Work: Are Work Requirements Mean?

May 22 2018
by Charlotte Hays


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