The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that was founded in 1987 in Washington, DC, by Heidi Irmgard Hartmann, a pioneering feminist economist. The institute primarily focuses on women’s poverty. Across the world, women tend to be in poverty at greater rates than men. More than 1 billion in the world live in poverty, mostly in developing countries. The IWPR addresses the needs of women, and promotes public dialogue on issues concerning women, families, communities, and societies. In addition to poverty, the institute focuses on problems such as welfare, employment, women’s political activism, the economic status of women in the United States, education, and health.

Hartmann graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A., and then from Yale with M.Phil. and Ph.D. ...

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