Monday, October 20, 2014

A Closer look at Gender Pay Inequality

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently released their fall 2014 report "The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap" that gives a great overview of pay inequality in America based on gender. The report looks closely at differences by race, specific occupations and within all 50 states. It also addresses common misconceptions about why this gap exists. Most importantly, it addresses how this often overlooked problem effects women and their families and why it is something that needs to be addressed, especially in light of the Paycheck Fairness act being blocked by the senate this past September. For many women equal pay could mean better life for themselves and their families, as higher income is associated with lower stress, greater autonomy and better overall health. Everyone has something to gain if we can get rid of the gender gap.

AAUW Gender Gap Summary Page

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap - Full Report 

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