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News: The Enduring Gender Gap in Pay – Inside Higher Ed

We are quickly approaching Equal Pay Day next Tuesday, April 12, 2011. This date symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. This is the national average. Depending on the woman’s economic status, race, ethnicity, age, and type of work, the date can move in either direction. The naysayers have similar points: women work less hours because they are taking care of children (put them first?), women take time off for longer lengths of time and thus don’t continue to climb that career ladder, or they choose the less demanding jobs. So many more. Discounting women. Ignoring the glass ceilings and slippery floors.

The report linked here deals with women in academia. A very harsh workplace. The writers find that even after accounting all the elements, women in academia are still paid less than comparable men.

News: The Enduring Gender Gap in Pay – Inside Higher Ed.


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