Women & Minority Workers
Minority workers and women workers represent large segments of Florida’s workforce, but often face extra barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. By paying attention to the needs of women and minority workers we can solve some of the most intractable problems of poverty and inequality.
Immigrants are an important part of Florida’s workforce and social and cultural fabric, but often face difficult challenges in achieving the American dream. RISEP continues to highlight the economic challenges for immigrants and has conducted special investigations into several industries where immigrants predominate in South Florida, such as construction, groundskeeping and maintenance work, and agriculture. Together with FIU’s Immigration and Ethnicity Institute we have broad expertise on the social, cultural, and economic ecology of South Florida.
Florida’s female workforce earned an average annual salary of $11,260 below their male counterparts in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Five decades after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 women continue to earn 23.1% below men’s an average annual salary.
This report addresses the impact on Miami-Dade County of the Secure Communities program, currently one of the primary federal immigration enforcement programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Analysis of the value of the early childcare and education industry in Miami-Dade County.
Summary Report-The Impact of the Early Care and Education Industry on the Economy of Miami-Dade Coun
Using input-output economic analysis, this report provides a portrait of the value of the early childcare to the economy in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The Portrait of Women’s Economic Security in Greater Miami is part of a series of reports that combine data and expert opinion with the real voices of women from our community to capture the realities of their lives in Greater Miami.
This data document accompanies the Portrait of Women’s Economic Security in Greater Miami. The document consists mainly of data tables and several charts, along with some analysis. The analysis is not exhaustive and is presented as a guide for the Women’s Portrait Committee in interpreting the data and discerning patterns in women’s economic security.
The Orange Bowl renovation and Jackson South Community Hospital renovation and expansion projects are large, visible, and economically important projects that will make needed improvements to important community assets. But it is imperative that all sections of our community receive the benefits of these projects and have an equal opportunity to participate.
his report is based on surveys conducted with fifty immigrant construction workers in South Florida in 2003. The survey elicited information on the training, personal protective safety practices, and employer safety policies and practices of these workers.