FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Virginia Rutter / Framingham State University Sociology firstname.lastname@example.org / 206 375 4139 Census Documents Women’s Low Wages: How Much Does America Really Value Care Work? AUSTIN TX, MARCH 15, 2016: By now everyone knows that women are paid less than men. But the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal […]
By Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer, Facebook and Founder, www.leanin.org For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact Andrea Saul: email@example.com In 1947, Anita Summers, the mother of my longtime mentor Larry Summers, was hired as an economist by the Standard Oil Company. When she accepted the job, her new boss said to her, […]Topics of Expertise: Labor & Workforce / Work & Family
By Joya Misra Professor of Sociology & Public Policy University of Massachusetts, Amherst firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-545-5969 Why do women earn less than men? Research points to a number of different explanations, but one of the central factors remains women’s caregiving responsibilities. The wages of childless men and women have been converging steadily over the last three […]Topics of Expertise: Labor & Workforce / Work & Family
By Joan C. Williams, Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, Hastings Foundation Chair, University of California, Hastings College of the Law email@example.com; (415) 565-4706 Key pieces of legislation passed in the 1960s and 1970s – including the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, and Title IX – have greatly decreased, though not eliminated, direct discrimination […]Topics of Expertise: Labor & Workforce / Work & Family
By Shelley J. Correll Professor of Sociology Director Clayman Institute for Gender Research Stanford University firstname.lastname@example.org; 650-721-1736 Last month, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones set off a controversy when he remarked that “you will never see as many great women investors or traders as men.” In his experience, Jones claimed, a woman did fine until […]Topics of Expertise: Labor & Workforce / Work & Family
By Stephanie Seguino Professor of Economics University of Vermont email@example.com; 802.656.0187 First the good news: Gender parity has already been reached in secondary educational enrollment rates in high-income countries and in Latin America and the Caribbean. From 1975 to 2010, the Arab region saw a remarkable rise in the ratio of female to male secondary […]Topics of Expertise: Health & Illness / Work & Family
In 1973 – less than 40 years ago — the Supreme Court ruled that sex-segregated employment ads were illegal. The next two decades saw massive, rapid action in eradicating old laws and prejudices. But now three researchers argue that progress toward gender equality has slowed or even stalled since the early 1990s.
In this CCF online symposium in time for International Women’s Day, David A. Cotter, Joan M. Hermsen and Reeve Vanneman present their discussion paper “Is the Gender Revolution Over?” and CCF fellows from around the United States offer a series of responses that add to this discussion.Topics of Expertise: Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Race, Ethnicity & Culture