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Do Women Really ‘Hold the Cards’ in Our Modern Economy?

You may have read a controversial and thought-provoking article in the July/August issue of The Atlantic magazine called "The End of Men." The article poses the following question: "What if the modern, postindustrial economy is simply more congenial to women than to men?" After all, as author Hanna Rosin points out, many more men than women lost their jobs during the recent recession, women now make up the majority of the U.S. workforce, most of the job categories that are expected to grow in the next decade are dominated by women, and women are obtaining more B.A. degrees … Continue Reading

Equality of Pay in Recessionary Times

Two interesting articles were published this month that highlight current pay disparities between men and women.

In the New York Times article entitled "Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller?" (March 1, 2009), author Hannah Fairfield asks why women still continue to earn less than men do in the same job. She then provides some answers–such as men typically have more experience and log in more hours than women. Also, women tend to work in the lower-wage service sector, while men pick higher wage jobs in management and business. The article also features an interactive chart where you can learn how … Continue Reading

Male/Female Pay Disparities Exist, But for How Much Longer?

The results of a new survey concerning pay disparities among men and women made us cringe. Based on 25 years’ of information collected by the federal government, the study reveals that men who hold a traditional view of a woman’s role in society make more money than men who are egalitarian and more modern thinkers. Although we felt that the results aren’t earth-shattering, we were unhappy to see how large the pay gap is. As reported in the Washington Post, "Men with traditional attitudes about gender roles earned $11,930 more a year than men with egalitarian views and $14,404 … Continue Reading