"A large part of the problem is that women are disproportionately represented in state and local governments—and that is where many jobs are being cut now. 'It was a very broad and deep recession for everybody," said Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's [...]
To mark Mother’s Day, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new fact sheet showing that paid maternity leave policies have improved to be nearly universal among the country’s top 100 family-friendly employers (based on analysis of Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies”).
"Even among chief executive officers, women make just over 72% of what male counterparts earn in weekly salary, according to data recently released by The Institute for Women's Policy Research to coincide with Equal Pay Day (April 12). The wage differences exist across 107 of [...]
1. Women earn less because they enter low-paying fields and become moms. While it’s true that men tend to enter higher-paying fields than women, that difference alone does not explain the gender wage gap. Even when they work in the same occupations, men earn more. [...]
"Do men conspire to keep the pay of the women at low levels? No evidence indicates that this has occurred. What about the theory that senior management purposely keeps men's pay higher? There is little proof of this either, though several legal cases make this [...]
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) released today a new fact sheet on the occupational gender wage gap that shows women have lower median earnings than men in 107 out of 111 occupations, regardless of levels of education.