In the Headlines: The Gender Pay Gap: Equal Work, Unequal Pay, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821195
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821192
  • DDC: 331.215309
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Despite increasing awareness, the gender pay gap has yet to close. In 2018, women still earned about eighty cents for every dollar men did, and that number changes when factoring in a woman's education level, profession, and ethnicity. These articles explore the discussion surrounding the gender pay gap, and highlight how our understanding of it has evolved in the past decade. Beginning with Obama's signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in his first weeks as president and leading to some of the complicated economics of paid family leave, these articles explore the factors that create a gender pay gap and point to possible solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Pay Gap Over the Decades.
1: Law in Effect Today Bans Job Discrimination Based on Sex.
2: Court Cases Reveal New Inequalities in Women’s Pay.
3: Gender Pay Gap, Once Narrowing, Is Stuck in Place.
4: Justices’ Ruling Limits Suits on Pay Disparity.
5: Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation.
6: Obama Moves to Expand Rules Aimed at Closing Gender Pay Gap.
The Pay Gap Across Industries.
7: A 44% Pay Divide for Female and Male Law Partners, Survey Says.
8: Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums.
9: Stubborn Pay Gap Is Found in Nursing.
10: Dr. Paid Less: An Old Title Still Fits Female Physicians.
11: At Google, Employee-Led Effort Finds Men Are Paid More Than Women.
12: Roger Federer, $731,000; Serena Williams, $495,000: The Pay Gap in Tennis.
13: Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination.
14: Carli Lloyd: Why I’m Fighting for Equal Pay.
15: Catt Sadler Leaves E! Entertainment, Saying a Male Co-Host Earned Twice as Much.
16: Emma Stone Says Male Co-Stars Cut Their Own Salaries to Tackle Inequity.
17: Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay.
18: As Obama Spotlights Gender Gap in Wages, His Own Payroll Draws Scrutiny.
19: Gender Pay Gap? Maybe Not in the Corner Office, a Study Shows.
The Economics of the Pay Gap.
20: Another Reason Women May Be Paid Less Than Men.
21: The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus.
22: ‘Williams,’ the Princess and the Gender Pay Gap.
23: Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap.
24: Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men.
25: Is Planned Parenthood’s President Overpaid?.
26: As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops.
27: The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely Because of Motherhood.
28: What We Talk About When We Talk About Pay Inequity.
29: The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap.
30: How a Common Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It).
Solving the Pay Gap.
31: Possible Path to Closing Pay Gap.
32: How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up.
33: Let’s Expose the Gender Pay Gap.
34: How to Bridge That Stubborn Pay Gap.
35: Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview.
36: Room for Debate: How to Reduce the Pay Gap Between Men and Women.
37: How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules.
38: One Effort to Close the Gender Pay Gap Won’t Get a Try Under Trump.
39: How to Win the Battle of the Sexes Over Pay (Hint: It Isn’t Simple.).
40: How Boston Is Trying to Close the Gender Pay Gap.
The Pay Gap Abroad.
41: Wage Gaps for Women Frustrating Germany.
42: Equal Pay for Men and Women? Iceland Wants Employers to Prove It.
43: Australian TV Host’s Departure Raises Questions on Gender Pay Gap.
44: Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia).
45: British Companies Must Reveal How They Pay Women vs. Men.
46: BBC Publishes Pay of Top Stars, Revealing Gender Gap.
47: BBC News Editor Quits Her Post to Protest Gender Pay Gap.
48: Britain Aims to Close Gender Pay Gap With Transparency and Shame.
49: The Gender Pay Gap: Trying to Narrow It.
50: Major Fashion Names Among Worst Offenders in Britain Gender Pay Gap.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.