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Wage Gap

And The City Where Women Earn The Most Is...

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

When President Obama called the wage gap "an embarrassment" in his State of the Union address, we had to agree. But could we just be living in the wro...

Congress Must Heed the President's Historic Call for Paid Leave, Fair Pay and a Stronger Health Care System

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The State of the Union should be the start of a new era in which lawmakers from both sides of the aisle work together to make all our lives better.

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

The Case For 'Bragging' About Yourself At Work

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

What if all that stood between you and that promotion was a little bit of background noise? You know the relief you feel the moment you can attrib...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

It's time to move on from philosophical debates over whether a woman's place is in the home or the workplace -- women have long been in both. The public conversation we must have now should be about how we can empower women to find their way into economic stability.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words on Income Inequality

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How long do we have to wait for the wage gap between men and women to be closed? Data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimate that at the current pace, it won't be until the year 2058! That's unacceptable, of course. So what can we do?

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

What Makes a City Great?

Martin Kleinman | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Martin Kleinman

Perhaps, our New York pride prevents some of us from admitting much of what de Blasio shone his harsh light upon during his campaign.

3 Dozen Economists Say Inequality Is Hurting The Economy

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals. It's hurting the U.S. economy....

Earning More Than a Place at the Table: Women, Wages and the Workforce

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

We need to stop focusing on who goes to work and start focusing on making sure those who work are fairly rewarded.

When Black Girls Code

Lottie Ntim | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Lottie Ntim

Should young black girls be more focused on their own personal trajectories rather than binding together with others who look like them, for the betterment of all?

Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap

Gloria Feldt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Gloria Feldt

Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Every year, we hear the same report, that women make 77 cents to men's dollar. That's why I was so excited to learn about Boston's new initiative designed to do something to close the wage gap.

Millennial Women Are Closing The Wage Gap (For Now)

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women

We are almost there, but not quite. That is the conclusion of a new report about Gender and the Workplace released today by the Pew Research Cente...

Kathryn Sollmann: Are Men Really the Bad Guys Holding Women Back?

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

After investing as much as $250,000 in tuition, why would fathers watch proudly as their daughters graduate from college, and then expect them only to work for a year or two before exiting the workforce to raise a family?

A Bitter Pill: New Census Data Show Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Largely Unchanged Since 2002

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The persistence of the gender-based wage gap is a blot on our nation's commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity. These new data should give Congress and the administration even more reason to make addressing it a priority.

Laura Bassett

Women Still Paid Much Less Than Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Women still earned only 77 cents for every dollar that men earned in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2012, the median ...

The Wage Gap

Theodore Li | Posted 11.10.2013 | Teen
Theodore Li

This "blue-collar" job is in no way a gimmick to "get-rich-quick." And like the employees of decades earlier, I am only minimally compensated. And I understand that this amount is not nearly enough to get by on.

This Illustration Explains The Pay Gap Better Than Anything We've Ever Seen

Posted 09.03.2013 | Women

What does the gender wage gap actually look like? This original artwork by Emily Nemens for LeanIn.Org gives us a sobering idea. Nemens, creato...

80 Percent Of Men Say Being A Woman Wouldn't Hurt Their Pay

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

While men and women both agree that sexism exists in the workplace, both sexes appear to be in denial about how that discrimination affects their pay,...

WATCH: Disney Princesses For Equal Pay

Posted 08.13.2013 | Women

All women want equal pay -- even Disney princesses. Jenny Joslin and Annette Mia Flores of production company Texpats came up with a hilarious and ...

Why Men Must 'Lean In' to Support Women's Leadership

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should tr...

50 Years After the March on Washington: Where Are We Going in Wage Levels & Income?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Over the last 50 years, African Americans have made some economic progress. Yet, racial inequality remains high with African Americans earning 63 cents for every dollar earned by White Americans.

What Happens When Women 'Marry Down'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Should women be marrying men who make less money to better retain their own incomes? According to one study, high-earning women (of which there are mo...

4 Women's Issues That Haven't Changed Since 1911

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Over 100 years ago, radical writer and activist Emma Goldman penned the essay "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation." In the piece, which the Atlantic ...

The Cities Where Wages Are Plummeting

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The average U.S. worker was paid $1,000 per week as of the fourth quarter of 2012. This is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic...