New Insight on the Gender Pay Gap

For some surprising reasons that contribute to the gender wage gap, there are relatively few women who are top earners in the U.S.

What is the Real Gender Wage Gap?

It is tough to identify the gender wage gap and why we have it but I think a group of people who live in Northeast India provide some pretty good answers. But first… The U.S. Gender Pay Gap If we…

State By State Gender Pay Gaps

At 15 cents, the gender wage gap is smallest in Vermont and Nevada. It expands to 36 cents in Wyoming. Comparing all women to all men, though, is tricky. We have the single female professionals who have no gender wage gap and…

Gender Issues: The Second Glass Ceiling

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School A recent study shows that the glass ceiling not only pertains to employment, but also to marriage.  The results demonstrate that as women earn more than their husbands, the frequency of…

Women’s Wages

I just learned that April 17 was Equal Pay Day. Assuming that the average woman earns 22 percent less than the average man, she would have to work until mid-April to equal his pay. For women’s pay statistics, I like…

Female Human Capital

To one group of economists, oral contraception is all about human capital. 1970 appears to have been a turning point. 40 years ago, increasingly, women started entering law school, medical school and other professional programs after college. Instead of majoring…

Working Moms: The Good and the Bad News

Two recent studies about working moms give good news and bad. The good first. If you work during your child’s first year, and you contribute considerably to the family income, or if your child care is very good, or if…