Economic Security

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation

 Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women.

by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams, Vanessa Harbin (April 2012)

URL: 
http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/the-gender-wage-gap-by-occupation-1

What's a Mom Worth in 2012?

 Salary.com has created an online salary calculator for stay-at-home moms.

URL: 
http://www.salary.com/what-s-a-mom-worth-in-2012/

The Wage Gap State by State: 2012 Fact Sheets

State by state factsheets from the National Women's Law Center.

At the time of the Equal Pay Act's passage in 1963, women working full time, year-round were paid merely 59 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Enforcement of the Equal Pay Act and related civil rights laws has helped to narrow the wage gap, but significant disparities remain and must be addressed.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/resource/wage-gap-state-state-2012-fact-sheets

Job Growth Slows for Women and Men in March

According to IWPR analysis of the April employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth slowed in March with 120,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls. In March women gained 38,000 jobs (about one-third of all jobs added) and men gained 82,000. Women’s employment growth was aided by strong growth in health care (26,000 jobs added overall) and food service and drinking places (36,900 jobs added overall). The gap between women’s and men’s employment in March is 1.9 million.

The unemployment rates remained largely steady from February to March, declining for women aged 16 and older (to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent), and unchanged for men (8.3 percent). As of March 12.7 million workers remain unemployed.

(April 2012)

URL: 
http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/job-growth-slows-for-women-and-men-in-march
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