Susan Meade

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The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) 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, health and safety, and women's civic and political(More)
About this Report This report is part of an ongoing project on the economic security of older women and men led by Heidi Hartmann at the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). The project seeks to gather information and educate the public on how to improve Social Security to address the changes in women's and men's roles and family care and meet the(More)
  • Lenora Cole, David A. Goslin, Susan Meade, Phillips Oppenheim, Emily van Agtmael, Cynthia B. Costello
  • 2012
This report analyzes trends in women's representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields of study at community colleges, as well as promising institutional and broader policy initiatives for improving recruitment, retention, and completion rates for women students in general and student parents in particular. This report is a(More)
About This Report This study examines the effect of current levels of paid sick days coverage among private sector employees on self-reported health status, delays in medical care, and emergency department visits, and estimates savings in selected health care costs that would accrue if paid sick days were available to all private sector workers. The(More)
This report is one of two studies conducted in collaboration with the Caring Across Generations Campaign by the Institute for Women's Policy Research on ways to improve working conditions experienced by low-income immigrant women doing in-home care work in the United States. Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers addresses(More)
  • Elzbieta Gozdziak, Law Center Heidi Hartmann, Iwpr President, Barbara Gault, Mariam K Chamberlain, Fellow Rhiana +52 others
  • 2013
This report is one of two studies conducted in collaboration with the Caring Across Generations Campaign, by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, on ways to improve working conditions experienced by low-income immigrant women doing in-home care work in the United States. Increasing Pathways to Legal Status for Immigrant In-Home Care Workers explores(More)
About This Report This study examines new workplace protections for nursing mothers under federal law. We report current patterns of breastfeeding, and provide the first estimates of coverage rates under the law, as well as the first projections of the likely effect of the new protections on increasing rates of breastfeeding in the United States. The(More)
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates(More)
About This Report This study examines the cost structure of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food packages for mother/infant pairs and how food package costs to WIC would be affected by changes in rates of breastfeeding among the mothers of infants participating in the WIC program. The research represents a(More)