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Wage Gap

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

Emily Baxter | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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.

Sarah Silverman Sends A Powerful Message About The Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman wants everyone to know the wage gap is not OK, and she's not afraid to get all Sarah Silverman to do it. Teaming up with the Natio...

Recession Ends, but Millions of Women Still Trapped in Poverty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Women and families need higher wages, equal pay, paid sick days and family leave, predictable and flexible schedules, parity for part-time workers and stronger safety net policies including SNAP, TANF and unemployment insurance.

Women and Wages: Is the Pay Gap Smaller Than We Think?

LearnVest | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
LearnVest

When it comes to the topic of gender equality, there is usually one issue upheld as an indicator of progress, or lack thereof: the wage gap.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.

John Oliver Has The Perfect Solution To Unequal Pay

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women

John Oliver has a brilliant way to solve the gender wage gap. In a segment from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, posted online on Aug. 25, the c...

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

The "F Word" (Why we should all be Feminists)

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

If after considering all these things, you still feel that genders are either already equal or they don't need to be, I suppose you're entitled to your opinion.

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.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. ...

At This Rate, Women Won't Make As Much As Men For At Least 75 Years

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Working women likely won’t have pay equality with men in their lifetimes. Neither will their daughters. That’s one of the many depressing find...

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

White House Newsflash: Wage Gap Rages On! Now What Can We Do About It?

Ravishly | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though men can also be seen as unlikeable when they make aggressive demands, it's only women who suffer for it: people are less inclined to want to work with them -- either as coworkers, bosses or subordinates.

Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt. In an ...

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...

Tyler Kingkade

Male Faculty Make A Lot More Than Female Faculty At Some Of The Best Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Several of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country pay male faculty on average about $40,000 more than their female colleagues, ...