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‘An Educated Lady’ Gets the Job: Anne Shaw

Jason Cheng

Anne Shaw spent only four years at the College of New Jersey, but her short employment signified an important shift in the makeup of Princeton’s staff.

Hired in 1877 as the assistant to the librarian, Frederic Vinton, Shaw is believed to be the first female employee to fill a non-service role on campus. That also made her one of about only 15 percent of American women who worked for pay in the 1870s.

Unequal depression for equal work? How the wage gap explains gendered disparities in mood disorders

Jason Cheng

Mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are more prevalent among women than men. This disparity may be partially due to the effects of structural gender discrimination in the work force, which acts to perpetuate gender differences in opportunities and resources and may manifest as the gender wage gap. We sought to quantify and operationalize the wage gap in order to explain the gender disparity in depression and anxiety disorders, using data from a 2001–2002 US nationally representative survey of 22,581 working adults ages 30–65.

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The Gender Wage Gap: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies

Jason Cheng

Women are almost half of the workforce, yet they are still getting pay less than men. They receive more college degree than men. Hispanic women and African American women get pay even less than men. For every 40 hours that Americans women work, they only get pay 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. Wage discrimination is a reality. Society needs to take a stand and fight for wages equality (NWLC.org). Although the equal pay act was implemented 50 years ago, women of every race and education level are still getting pay less than men. It only gets worse as women’s career progress. The wage gap possesses lots of negative impact on women and young girl who are growing up. It makes them feel less worthy and powerless. The gender gap should matter to everyone because it is a crucial issue that needs to be resolve because it can very be discouraging for women. After reviewing the data and pay gap between men and women, some questions begin to arise such as why do women get pay less than men, have less advantageous job than men? What can we, as, individuals, companies, women, and societies need do to change the pay gap that exists between men and women when we have the same qualifications as men? This Research aims to explore perceptions of the gender wage gap in a group of employees working in every industry. I found evidence that the gender wage gap persists and that feelings towards can demoralize employees in the workforce.

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AAUW Work Smart Online

Hei-ock Kim

AAUW is working with partners across communities, cities, and states to offer free salary negotiation workshops — and to eliminate the gender pay gap for good. Check out online and in-person initiatives here.

AS US ‘EQUAL PAY DAY’ APPROACHES, KORN FERRY ISSUES GENDER PAY INDEX, ANALYZING REASONS BEHIND INEQUALITIES IN MALE AND FEMALE PAY

Hei-ock Kim

March 29, 2018 By Korn Ferry – Women in US Make On-Average 17.6 Percent Less Than Men – However, Gap Virtually Disappears When Analyzing Same Level, Same Company, Same Function – – Gender Pay Gap Still Very Real Due to Fewer Women in Higher-Level Jobs and Higher-Paying Industries – An in-depth analysis by Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), finds the much-publicized …

The Lifelong Effects Of The Gender Wage Gap

Hei-ock Kim

THINKPROGRESS September 3, 2015 By Bryce Covert When men and women’s incomes and retirement savings are stacked up against their projected health care costs and life expectancies, women are much farther behind men. At the same time, women will end up needing to make their money stretch further. A new report from Financial Finesse found that both genders won’t have …

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Gender pay gap could be ‘baked into the next generation’ of workers

Hei-ock Kim

Mid-ulster Mail February 2, 2017 By Gemma Murray Despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced 47 years ago, the gender pay gap remains one of the biggest issues facing British workers. The World Economic Forum recently estimated it’ll even be 118 years before women around the world can expect equal pay. In fact it’s so bad in some British industries …

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Obama’s New Equal-Pay Rules

Hei-ock Kim

The Atlantic January 29, 2016 By Bourree Lam For Americans who’ve ever wondered whether the person in the next cubicle doing the same job is being paid more, or those who’d like their companies to take a hard look at inequality on the payroll—there’s good news from the government. On Friday, the Obama administration announced executive action that would require …

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One Thing Missing From This Generally Excellent Gender Pay Gap Explanation

Hei-ock Kim

Forbes August 3, 2016 By Tim Worstall, Contributor Over at Vox.com Sarah Kliff gives us a generally excellent discussion of what really causes the gender pay gap. Based on the work of Claudia Goldin the inequality of incomes is really a result of the gender unequal distribution of child care responsibilities in our society. As this is an explanation I’ve …