The jobs with the highest gender pay gaps

By Sarah Grant.  Source: Bloomberg Business. It’s hard to argue that women don’t take some kind of salary penalty—most studies have found some gap between what the genders earn—but in some fields, women are at a particular disadvantage, new research shows.  A report released on Wednesday by salary website Glassdoor found that that women are paid, on average, Read More …

IWPR Provides Expert Testimony during D.C. Paid Family Leave Hearing

IWPR Paid Family Leave Experts Dr. Heidi Hartmann and Dr. Jeff Hayes presented testimony before the D.C. city council as the council deliberates a proposed D.C. paid leave bill. The testimony highlighted IWPR’s analysis estimating that the D.C. city council’s proposed paid leave program would provide $267.4 million in benefits to covered workers and would Read More …

IWPR to Release First-Ever Status of Women in the South Report on February 25 at Spelman College in Atlanta

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College will hold an event to release the first ever Status of Women in the South report. The report addresses how women in the south fare on economic status, health, leadership, violence and safety, reproductive rights, and work/family supports, with Read More …

What the Gender Pay Gap looks like by industry

“There is no industry where women earn equal to or more than men overall, even when controlling for all measured compensable factors.”  By Lydia Dishman.  Source: Fast Company. It’s probably not surprising that men in STEM fields make more than their female counterparts. We’ve even seen that in the few STEM industries where women dominate they still earn less. Read More …