Gender Pay Gap: Commentary and Context

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is the month when, symbolically, women’s average earnings in the United States catch up to men’s from the previous year. There are many factors that contribute to the difference in earnings between men and women, including that women are more likely to be employed in industries and occupations that pay less.

Here are some sources from the Institute for Compensation Studies that provide context and commentary on this workplace challenge, including this month’s Research for the Real World column in workspan, “Continuing the Conversation: Occupation, Experience and (For-Men-Only) Parental Leave.”


Linda Barrington, April 2015: Continuing the Conversation: Occupation, Experience and (For-Men-Only) Parental Leave (PDF, 187 KB), workspan, the professional magazine of WorldatWork

Kevin F. Hallock, January 2015: Quotas on Boards and the Gender Gap

Stephanie Thomas on Public Radios' Press Play with host Madeleine Brand, April 7, 2014, Talking About Your Paycheck (6:00)

Linda Barrington on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, April 8, 2014, Equal pay for equal work (10:14)

Stephanie Thomas, Beth Livingston and Linda Barrington host ILR Webcast: Five Years After Ledbetter (60:00)

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