Where the Gender Wage Gap Needs to Shrink

Returning to work, we still have a substantial gender wage gap to diminish although its size depends on the occupation and our expectations.

Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.

Why Our Earnings Are Not What They Seem to Be

Ranging from barely budging to a 32 percent increase, the ups and downs of average hourly earnings can be debated, depending on your numbers.

What Female Soccer Players Hope to Win in Court

In the court battle over the gender pay gap in women’s World Cup soccer, the U.S. national team is citing issues that relate to much more than a sport.

The Mystery of the Vanishing Female CEOs

Using 85 observable characteristics, there was little that researchers could use from a Swedish study to prove why the glass ceiling blocks female CEOs.

The (Hidden) Paternity Leave Problem

A nation’s generous paternity leave policy does not necessarily diminish the size of the gender pay gap or job discrimination against women.

What We Still Need To Know About the Gender Gap

New research on the gender pay gap and the gender leadership gap indicate we should be especially aware of hiring, downshifting, and attrition.

Still More on the Mommy Penalty

Two new papers have looked more closely at the mommy penalty and even identified how women who have no children are affected.

More on the Mom Penalty

Whether we look at a cartoon on women’s “mental load” at home or a recent study on the gender pay gap in Denmark, the problem is the mommy penalty.

The Mom Penalty and the Dad Bonus

Confirming that children add to the gender pay gap, the motherhood penalty and the fatherhood bonus each create more of a spread between female and male earnings.