The Role of Employer Selection in Gendered Job Segregation

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Gender job segregation is the practice of filling certain occupations with mostly male or mostly female workers. Today, 40 percent of women work in jobs that are three-fourths female or more and 45 percent of men work in jobs that are more than three-fourths male. Job segregation is the main cause of the wage gap between men […]

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Who Works? Stick Figures, Gender, and Illustrating the Worforce

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One of our Pinterest boards collects images that reveal that men are the “neutral” sex in contemporary Western cultures. This means that (1)  the image that pops up in our minds when we say “person” or “human” or “worker” is usually implicitly male, (2) non-sexed representations of people are usually assumed to be male (e.g., […]

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45 Years to Equality is Too Long

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Imagine the year 2057. What does it look like? Are you picturing driverless cars, tiny tablet supercomputers, and everyone wearing a pair of Google glasses? Are you picturing a country where women finally earn as much as men?

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Class Privilege and Parental Leave

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The United States is unusual among developed countries in guaranteeing exactly zero weeks of paid time-off from work upon the birth or adoption of a child. Japan offers 14 weeks of paid job-protected leave, the U.K. offers 18, Denmark 28, Norway 52, and Sweden offers 68 (yes, that’s over a year of paid time-off to take […]

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Sexism in Tribal Economies

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Sarah Echohawk Vermillion, VP of First Nations Development Institute, discusses sexism in tribal economies and the need for economic development and asset and wealth building for women in American Indian communities at the Economic Security for Women Conference.

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New Economics for Women

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Bea Stotzer, Board President at New Economics for Women, discusses first generation women of color immigrants and their need for economic development and asset building at the Economic Security for Women Conference.

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