Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Employment, Education, and Economic Status

Center Director Ann Bookman's Testimony on the Equal Pay Act [H. 1733/S. 983] delivered at the Massachusetts State House, July 21 (July).

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 2015. Gender Wage Gap Matters to Women in Low-Wage Occupations. Fact Sheet. (July).

Ransford, Paige, Meryl Thomson and Christian Weller.  2013. Demographic Analysis of Recovery Act Supported Jobs in Massachusetts Quarters 1 and 2, 2011. (January). 

Employment, Education, and Economic Status Publications -  Unfinished Business: Building Equality for Women in the Construction Trades

Moir, Susan, Meryl Thomson and Christa Kelleher. 2011. Unfinished Business: Building Equality for Women in the Construction Trades. (April). 

Ransford, Paige and Carol Hardy-Fanta. Demographic Analysis of Recovery Act Supported Jobs in Massachusetts, Quarters 1 and 2, 2010. 2010.(December). Revised 2012 (July).

Hardy-Fanta, Carol and Paige Ransford. 2010. Facing Up: Managing Diversity in Challenging Times - The Second Annual Report of Commonwealth Compact Benchmark Data. (November).

Albelda, Randy and Christa Kelleher with Jordan Parekh and Diana Salas. 2010. Women in the Down Economy: Impacts of the Recession and the Stimulus in Massachusetts. Policy Brief (March).Women in Down Economy-Executive Summary. Project Webpage

Hardy-Fanta, Carol. 2009. Stepping Up: Managing Diversity in Challenging Times - The First Annual Report of Commonwealth Compact Benchmark Data. (May).

Kelly, Kacie. 2008. Call to Action: A Pay Equity Resource Guide. Fact Sheet. (June).

Hardy-Fanta, Carol, and Donna Stewartson. 2007. A Seat at the Table? Racial, Ethnic & Gender Diversity on Corporate, Hospital, Education, Cultural & State Boards. Research Report. Boston: Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston. (May).

Kates, Erika. 2007. Low-Income Women's Access to Education? A Case Study of Welfare Recipients in Boston. Research Report. Boston: Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston. (June).

Kahan, Michelle. 2005. Women and Homelessness in Massachusetts. Fact Sheet. Boston: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and Center for Social Policy, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston. (November).

Kates, Erika. 2004. “Debunking the Myth of the Failure of Education and Training for Welfare Recipients” in Shut Out: Low Income Mothers and Higher Education in Post-Welfare America, edited by Valerie Polakow et al. Albany: SUNY Press.

Kates, Erika. 2003. “Growing Inequities among Women in Massachusetts: Income, Employment, Education and Skills.” Fact Sheet. Boston: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and Center for Social Policy, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Bruce, Ellen A. 2002. Retirement Benefit Options for Massachusetts State Employees: Unfair Choice for Couples – Problem for Women. Fact Sheet. (September).

Sherman, Elizabeth. 2001-2002. “Gender Politics: Progress for Paid Family Leave in Massachusetts.” New England Journal of Public Policy Vol. 17. No. 1.

Sherman, Elizabeth. 2001. “Comparable Worth Policy: Opportunities for Gender and Racial Equality.” Women’s Policy Journal Vol. 1.

Dickert, Jillian. 1999. Making Family Leave More Affordable in Massachusetts: The Temporary Disability Insurance Model. Policy Brief, Boston: Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs. (August).

Withorn, Ann with Carol Hardy-Fanta. 1999. Not for Lack of Trying: The Struggle Over Welfare Reform in Massachusetts 1992-1998. (March).

Pachikara, Susan. 1998. Welfare Reform and Barriers to Work in Massachusetts. Policy Brief. (November).

Albelda, Randy, Diane D'Arrigo and Phyllis Freeman (eds.). 1996. Collision Course? Massachusetts Families and the Economy at the Crossroads. Policy Report. (June).

Albelda, Randy. 1995. Economic Profile of Women in Massachusetts. Research Report.


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