Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow
Adiam Tesfaselassie is the Mariam K Chamberlain Fellow for 2018-2019 at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Adiam works on projects related to the status of women in the states, women and wealth accumulation, and future of work, examining how these topics intersect with racial and economic disparities.
Adiam’s prior research focused on the experiences of first-generation students in comparison to continuing generation students at Colorado State University. She independently analyzed the overall engagement of first-generation students using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data. Adiam also served as a research assistant on a Ph.D. dissertation that examines the relationship between a student’s networks and their academic performance, retention rate, and overall college experience throughout the years.
Adiam received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Executive Summary Building wealth is integral to women’s economic security, good health, and overall well-being. Wealth—the value of assets minus debts—enables women to weather unexpected economic hardships and provides them with resources that allow them to have proactive control over their lives, giving them the chance to pursue educational degrees, business ventures, or other opportunities…
Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women. Data for both women’s and men’s median weekly earnings for full-time work are available for 125 occupations. The occupation…