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About Halie Mariano

Halie Mariano is the 2020-2021 Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Prior to her time at IWPR, Halie served as a qualitative research assistant on a health inequality project sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation within Bucknell University’s Sociology department. This research focuses on linking electronic health records and in-depth interviews to uncover barriers to social mobility and health for women. Halie also conducted independent research comparing data on respondents’ religious denomination and their opinions on government spending using General Social Survey (GSS) data. Halie received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an additional major in Anthropology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During her time at Bucknell, Halie was a four year letterwinner on the softball team and represented the student-athletes of the Patriot League on the Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Asian American and Pacific Islander Equal Pay Day Reveals Racial Challenges Despite Model Minority Stereotype

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit AAPI [...]

By |2021-03-09T13:44:05-04:00March 9, 2021|In the Lead|0 Comments


In 2019, the median earnings of Asian American and Pacific Islander women for a year of full-time work were just 84.6 percent of White non-Hispanic men’s, and just 73.3 percent of the median annual earnings of Asian American and Pacific Islander men.2 While Asian American and Pacific Islander women had the highest median annual earnings for full-time year-round women of the largest racial and ethnic groups in the United States, $55,0003 compared to $47,299 for all women workers,4 this hides large differences in the labor market experiences for different groups of women.

“I experienced unpredictability because I was working full-time and no longer had child care”

"I experienced unpredictability because I was working full-time and no longer had child care"

By |2020-11-12T20:46:13-04:00November 12, 2020|In the Lead|0 Comments

Latina Equal Pay Day Highlights a Vicious Cycle: COVID-19 and the Gender Wage Gap

Today, on Latina Equal Pay Day, we are encouraged to think critically about the gender wage gap and the challenges Latina women face in the labor market.

By |2020-11-02T17:41:35-04:00October 29, 2020|In the Lead|0 Comments

Latinas Projected to Reach Equal Pay in 2220

Latinas have made important strides in education, business creation, and political engagement. In recent decades, they have significantly increased their high school graduation rate and representation in teaching, law, medicine, and management professions. Yet in 2019, the average Latina earned only 55.4 percent of White non-Latino men’s earnings.

Same Gap, Different Year. The Gender Wage Gap: 2019 Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

The rate of progress toward closing the gender pay gap did not increase in 2019. If the pace of change in the annual earnings ratio continues at the same rate as it has since 1960, it will take another 39 years, until 2059, for men and women to reach parity.1 This projection for equal pay has remained unchanged for the past four years.

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