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The Status of Working Women in Rhode Island 2017

SWWRI17This report examines the status of women in Rhode Island’s economy, documenting the economic challenges women continue to face and the ongoing disparities between women and men in terms of wages, earnings and poverty rates.  The report was done in partnership with The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, representing data collected in 2015 and 2016.

Race, Ethnicity, and Jobs in Rhode Island

Race, Ethnicity, and Jobs in Rhode IslandDoug Hall, writes in the Winter 2017 Issue of Communities and Banking, a Boston Fed publication, on how Rhode Island’s minority workers were hit harder by the Great Recession than their white counterparts and how workers of color have historically experienced higher rates of unemployment and lower median wages in the Ocean State.

Latest Work

We work tirelessly to provide the most up to date and relevant information for Rhode Islanders.  You can see two recent works here or view our publications tab for a complete list.

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Guide to Assistance Programs

Guide To Assistance

This Guide provides information about government assistance programs and community-based resources that help low- and modest-income Rhode Islanders meet basic needs. The Guide provides a general overview, eligibility rules and application information for each program in the areas of Income Supports, Food Assistance, Health Care, Child Care, Housing, Utilities and Tax Credits.

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RI Health Coverage Project

A joint initiative of The Economic Progress Institute and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

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We Work On

Rhode Island is a unique place to work, live and raise a family. We have a tradition of compassion and community. We know how important it is for our neighbors to be able to meet their most basic needs.

We believe in a Rhode Island that is committed to the common good, that fosters economic progress for all its residents, and that invests in what it takes to create a healthy, vibrant community and pass opportunity on to our children.

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Advocacy requires many voices. If you are looking for ways to help ensure economic progress for all Rhode Islanders, here are some opportunities that will allow you to make a difference:


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Facts and Stats

Facts & Stats

Find up to date information to help you find answers with links to news and documents.

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