By Jennifer Clark When IWPR posted a “Top 5” list [...]
by Barbara Gault So, the wage gap is still going [...]
By Lauren Hepler In honor of Equal Pay Day, IWPR [...]
Dukes v. Wal-Mart and the Importance of Class Action Lawsuits in Addressing Systemic Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
By Jennifer Clark and Ariane Hegewisch The Supreme Court heard [...]
Ending Sex and Race Discrimination in the Workplace: Legal Interventions That Push the Envelope (Executive Summary)
This report draws on the IWPR/WAGE Consent Decree Database to analyze the injunctive relief awarded in 502 sex and/or race discrimination settlements that became effective between 2000 and 2008. (Executive Summary)
Occupational gender segregation is a strong feature of the US labor market. While some occupations have become increasingly integrated over time, others remain highly dominated by either men or women. Our analysis of trends in overall gender segregation shows that, after a considerable move towards more integrated occupations in the 1970s and 1980s, progress has completely stalled since the mid 1990s.
The worldâs largest private employer is feeling the heat for [...]
A Wal-Mart in Bloomington Indiana (Photo by Jason Grote, flickr) [...]
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research constructed a dataset from the 2002 through 2004 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Files (ACS) for people residing in the state of Maryland.
Although the wage gap, measured by conventional methods, has narrowed in the last several decades, with women who work full-time full-year now earning 77 percent of what men earn (compared with 59 cents on the male dollar 40 years ago), its sweeping effects are largely unacknowledged because its measurement is limited to a single year and restricted to only a portion of the workforce. When accumulated over many years for all men and women workers, the losses to women and their families due to the wage gap are large and can be devastating.