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Wage Gap

Kristen Schaal Speaks On The Future Of Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

If you're already upset about the current state of the wage-gender pay gap in America, you don't want to know what's coming. The always hard-hittin...

Who Should Bring Home the Bacon?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

While previous studies have examined gender roles, our paper looks beyond shifting social level metrics to determine if individuals have embraced the gender changes in society and how their attitudes influence their own preferences and behaviors.

10 Illinois Counties With the Lowest Rates of Income Inequality

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.19.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is the 36th most income unequal state in the country. Washington, D.C. has the most inequality, while Alaska has the smallest income gap in the country.

7 Absurd Things That Could Impact The Gender Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

1. Petitioning for restraining orders against abusers. Yes, you read that correctly. A 2015 study that looked at 3,923 women who had petitioned for a...

Want To Help Close the Wage Gap? Start Valuing Businesses You Otherwise Would Have Considered a 'Labor of Love' Differently

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Emily Crocker Skyrm

How do women, who want to base their work in something meaningful and nurturing, manage to change the ideas of how we value this type of work in our society? For starters, we need to stop convincing ourselves that a business based in care taking or giving can't be profitable.

Family-Friendly Policies And The Fight For Wage Equality

Elia De la Cruz Toledo | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Elia De la Cruz Toledo

Patricia Arquette's brief segue on gender wage equality during her acceptance speech at the 2015 Oscars brought into the forefront of international conversation a battle that women have been fighting for decades.

'Amazon Prime For Women' Parody Has The Perfect Solution To Wage Inequality

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

Introducing "Amazon Prime for Women:" A service where women get 78 percent of an item, for 78 percent of the price. That's the premise behind a par...

'Amazon Prime For Women' Is Satire Of The Wage Gap Variety

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy

Just how absurd is the gender wage gap? Let Paul Gale's "Amazon Prime For Women" amuse and inform. Made in honor of International Women's Day, t...

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

The Skills You Really Need to Get a Job

Amy Rosen | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Amy Rosen

In the information technology industry, nearly all technologies become obsolete within 10 years. As a result, education expires much faster than it used to. And because digital technology permeates all industries, no field of employment is spared the pressure of accelerated innovation.

How Selma And Women's Inequality Got Tangled At The Oscars

Kathy Gill | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Kathy Gill

It didn't hurt Sunday night's ratings to have only one angry white woman of a certain age refuse to turn that dial (so to speak). We won't get Hollywood's attention -- or any other institution of power -- until all of us are angry.

What Is a 'Real Woman's Body'? @huffpostblog

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Jessica Rapisarda

Our bodies are varied. They break, mend, grow life, disappoint us, and haul groceries. They age, climb stairs, run marathons, comfort, ache, and surprise us with strange hair. Our bodies are real. A "real woman's body" can't be found in any one part; it can only be understood by appreciating the whole.

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

Women Need Bipartisan Action -- Not Just Words -- on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Members of Congress, don't just say you support equal pay and then use gridlock as an excuse for continued inaction. It's time to walk the walk. Seize this broad public and political support as an opportunity to come together and move forward on one of the most fundamental economic issues of our time. Families are tired of waiting.

What's Your Kids' Wage Gap? Boys Paid More, More Profitably

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Fathers are, in the words of researchers, "gatekeepers" of their daughter's ambitions. Father's have to put in the time at home doing chores with their kids, especially daughters. Paying lip service to "equality" isn't good enough.

The Eight Ugly Scars of Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

America is the richest country in all of history. We have the largest economy and the largest number of millionaires and billionaires. At the same time, however, we lead the developed world in economic inequality.

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.

To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

The Driving Force Behind Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Runaway inequality is destroying the American Dream. Is it too late to save it? That depends on what is really driving inequality. In the 1960s the gap between CEOs and the average worker was 20 to 1. By 2012 it was 354 to 1. What happened?

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It

Les Leopold | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

In 1965, for every dollar earned by the average worker, CEOs earned 20 dollars. By 2012, that gap mushroomed to 354 to one. But, when asked in the survey, Americans grossly underestimated this gap.

The Dark Side of Black Friday

Julie Sokolow | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Julie Sokolow

Despite working full time, it's a struggle for Tristean to afford the basics such as rent, electric, and groceries. While past Walmart CEOs have made the equivalent of $16,826.92 an hour, Tristean only makes $8.60.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Telling Women To 'Just Ask' For A Raise Is Just Terrible Advice

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

Karma isn't going to get women better pay, but a little information might. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a firestorm on Thursday when he said ...

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.