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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


Census Data Reflects Success of Welfare Reform

September 12 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Good News! Poverty Falls as More Women Work

September 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Kirstie Alley’s Epic Tweet Against Blacklisting Trump Supporters

September 9 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Too Many Workers Not Yet Reaping Benefits of Janus

September 5 2019
by Erin Hawley


Two Truths and a Lie: Tipped Wages

September 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Netflix and Obamas Bring Us a Biased Labor Day Movie

September 2 2019
by Betsy Pearson


10 Facts about Worker Satisfaction in the U.S.

September 2 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Peter Cove Discovers Amazing Weapon in War On Poverty: A Job

August 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Promotes Victimization Instead of Empowerment

August 22 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


VIDEO: Paid Leave Sounds Nice, But...

August 22 2019
by Carrie L. Lukas


Unfair Regulations Tied the Hands of This Entrepreneur, Now She’s Fighting Back

August 20 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Let’s Stop Demeaning Some Jobs as “Bad Jobs”

August 20 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Enlightened CEOs to Shareholders: We're Just Not That Into You Anymore

August 20 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Survey: 1 in 5 Managers Would Not Hire Trump Supporter

August 20 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Taylor Swift Needs to “Calm Down” about U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Pay Gap Fight

August 14 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Two Truths and a Lie: Paid Family Leave and Low-Income Families

August 6 2019
by Heather Madden


Joe Biden’s Prophetic Remarks on Day Care

August 5 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Kim Kardashian West’s Prison Visit Draws More Attention to Women Behind Bars

July 30 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


College Grads Should Skip Big City Costs and Find Economic Success in Small Towns

July 29 2019
by Betsy Pearson


How to expand access to paid leave without increasing taxes

July 26 2019
by Beverly Hallberg


Prime Day Wasn’t Amazon’s Only Big Deal

July 17 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


VIDEO: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Backfire on Those We Want to Help

July 12 2019
by IWF Staff


Corporate Quotas as Virtue Signaling

July 12 2019
by Jennifer C. Braceras


VIDEO: Timeout... Fair Pay for Soccer Players?

July 11 2019
by IWF Staff


New Jobs Report Counters Dickensian Picture of Economy Peddled in Democratic Debates

July 5 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout If Retailer Sells Mattresses and Beds for Migrants at Southern Border

June 26 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Trump Administration Reworks Apprenticeships to Include White-Collar Jobs Too

June 25 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Minnesota Permanently Untangled Hair Braiders from Regulations

June 11 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Connecticut On Verge of Setting Up Barriers to "Nail Technicians" Finding Work

June 7 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Wrong on Tipped Wages Too

June 3 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Uh-Oh: Men Earn More than Women in Senator Harris' Senate Office and on Campaign Staff

May 23 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Kamala Harris Unveiled a Pay Gap Attack Plan That's Bound to Fail

May 21 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


WSJ: Not Every Officer Wants to Be a General

May 21 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Infographic: Comparison of Federal Parental Leave Bills

May 8 2019
by Hadley Heath


New Rules Protect Medicaid Reimbursements from Coercive Union Dues Deductions

May 6 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Could a Handshake Ban Be Coming to Your Workplace?

April 30 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Rise of the Blue-Collar Woman: More Women Opting for Jobs in Fields Once Dominated by Men

April 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


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


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