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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level Other
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As the economy recovered from COVID-19 and many women and men returned to paid employment, deep gender and racial/ethnic gaps in both employment and pay persisted. This fact sheet models wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity in 2021, and outlines the role occupational segregation...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This factsheet highlights the decline in work support for low-income parents in Massachusetts over the past fifteen years. Funding cuts for early education, childcare, occupational education, and job training assistance have reduced access to workforce development and career opportunities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report investigates the state of Black families in Rhode Island. It finds that Rhode island's Black population is increasingly growing; the Black unemployment rate is high; the Black poverty rate is high; Black Rhode Islanders are less educated and receive low wages; the Black...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Community Development
Anchor institutions, such as hospitals, universities, and airports, are enterprises tied to their surrounding communities through place-based investments, and, oftentimes, an explicit mission to benefit society. To succeed, they require infrastructure and amenities that only the public...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This factsheet investigates the state of Black families in Rhode Island. Rhode Island's Black population is growing, but their wages remain low and their unemployment rate is high. They also find that Black Rhode Islanders have lower educational attainment and high rates of incarceration....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 1997
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
The document discusses the Living Wage Ordinance implemented in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1997. It mandates that recipients of city economic development assistance of $100,000 or more pay their employees a living wage, defined as 110% of the federal poverty level for a family of four,...

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