There is NO Gender Equality without Abortion Access

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Constitutional right to an abortion, sets a dangerous precedent for all Americans and will be especially harmful for those in already marginalized communities. Ultimately, this decision is not only a devastating blow to bodily autonomy, but also a constraint on economic freedoms. Researchers in our center and around the world have found that limiting access to reproductive rights dampens economic freedom and opportunities for women and people who can get pregnant.
Reproductive rights are essential to women’s well-being, and we remain committed to engaging in research and programming that advances gender equality including reproductive rights. We condemn this decision, and stand with communities everywhere who lack access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion.  
For the latest information on each state's abortion policies check out the Lay of the Land: Abortion Policies and Access in the United States interactive map and to learn more about the economic consequences of this decision see our faculty director, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, research on the economics of abortion.

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Black Workers in New Jersey during the Pandemic: Occupational Crowding and Disparate Impacts on Health and Work

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The Center for Women and Work is a leader in research, education, and programs that promote economic and social equity for women workers, their families, and their communities.

As part of its multi-faceted research and policy work, the School of Management and Labor Relations' Center for Women and Work (CWW):

  • Addresses women's advancement in the workplace
  • Conducts cutting-edge research on successful public and workplace policies
  • Provides technical assistance and programs to educators, industry, and governments
  • Engages issues that directly affect the living standards of New Jersey's and the nation's working families

Areas of Expertise

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Center for Women and Work Fact Sheet:

NJFLA Coverage Gaps: Who has job protection under NJFLA (and who is left behind)?

April 2022

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Center for Women and Work Fact Sheet:

COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap
in New Jersey

March 2022

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