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Wage Inequality

Jill Abramson's Two-Step Solution For Workplace Wage Inequality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women

Fact: Men are paid more than women on average in all 50 states. How do we fix it? Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, has a ...

Black Women Still Suffer From Wage Gaps

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Here we are 50 years later, and if you're a woman of color, then you're still facing inequality in the workplace. According to a recent study, black women are making far less than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the same jobs and positions.

Valerie Jarrett Blasts 'Ridiculous' Women's Pay Inequality

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

Valerie Jarrett is sick of the "ridiculous" gap between men's and women's salaries, and she told HuffPost Live that now is time for a change more than...

When Losing Is Its Own Reward

Anne Vitiello | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Vitiello

There was a boxer who, when faced with the likelihood of being knocked out, sold ad space on the soles of his shoes. Call it what you will, but I found that to be a move closer to brilliant than to defeatist.

Will Congress Act on the Working Poor Crisis in 2014?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.

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....

LOOK: CEO Pay Has Increased About 876 PERCENT Since 1978

Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

The above chart from the Keystone Research Center shows just how good the last 30-plus years have been for America's corporate chieftains. CEOs...

(Extra)Ordinary People

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Yes, we have survived the Great Recession and employment is up. But according to the Census Bureau, one-third of adults who live in poverty are working. They simply don't earn enough to support themselves and their families.

Restaurant CEOs Are Paid 788 Times More Than Their Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

In just one morning, a CEO at one of America's biggest restaurant companies makes more on average than what one of his minimum wage workers earns in a...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Inequality In U.S. Is Scarily High, Rising | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

President Obama acknowledged Monday that inequality is on the rise "even though the economy is growing." That growth hasn't helped many people who los...

It's Time for the State to 'Lean In' for Gender Equality

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Darren Rosenblum

Efforts to get women to "lean in" should also take on getting men to "lean out" so that the workplace norm becomes one that complements family life.

Majority Of Women Are Breadwinners

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money

The majority of American women are now breadwinners in their households, according to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial. Of the more than...

This Got Worse In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans came back more unequal than before. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the American Constitution So...

Wage Inequality Between College Majors Is Growing

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

If you worry that you may make the same meager inflation-adjusted salary forever, you may want to consider going back to school and getting a differen...

New York Not The Most Unequal County In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

In the United States, even even the inequality is unequal. Yes, the level of income inequality among American households rose 18 percent between 1...

Cities That Pay Women The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, t...

Inequality, the Middle Class, and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The trickle-down, deregulatory agenda presumes that the economic growth chain starts at the top of the wealth scale and "trickles down" to those at the middle and the bottom of that scale. Problem is, that hasn't worked. As more income, wealth, and power is concentrated at the top of the income scale, narrow coalitions form to influence policy decisions in ways less likely to promote overall, or middle-class, well-being, and more likely to favor those with disproportionate power and resources. In the current economics debate, we clearly see these dynamics playing out again and again. It's now time to start thinking about new economic models to replace the old, worn out ones.

Men Can Be 'Cat Ladies,' Too

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 01.29.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Gymboree's indiscretion last week continues to offend me. If you haven't heard about it, some moms were in an uproar because the children's outfitter ...

10 States Where Wages Declined Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The past decade has largely been one of erosion for the U.S. economy: jobs lost, homes foreclosed on, gains in equality erased. And according to a new...

POLL: Did You Negotiate Your First Salary?

Posted 08.12.2011 | Women

Recent data shows that young women earn between 15 and 17 percent less than their male peers in their first year of work after college. While there...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

5 Ways to Earn What You're Worth | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women

For women in particular, negotiating your first salary -- or any salary, really -- can be difficult and more than a little intimidating. But as with m...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

'They Don’t Negotiate': Young Women College Graduates And Their First Jobs | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- Casey Ferguson was sitting in her car on Jan. 19 when she finally got the call she'd waited months to receive. On the line was Jon Newm...

10 States With The Highest Female/Male Wage Discrepancy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

Women in the U.S. have made tremendous strides in the past century, most notably in educational attainment. Just last week, in fact, the Census showe...

CHART: 15 Facts About Income Inequality That Everyone Should Know

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

It might have taken a near-historic recession for many Americans to notice our country's rapidly rising levels of income inequality, but the gap betwe...

White Males Still Earn Considerably More Than Women, Minorities

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a time when Americans are congratulating themselves for having a diverse field of political candidates, its business leadership still doesn't equal...