Women continue to enter the workforce at record levels and laws on the state and federal levels prohibit gender discrimination in the workplace. Yet employment discrimination persists and women’s wages remain lower than men’s wages for comparable positions and occupations. With the 2005 publication of GETTING EVEN: Why Women Don’t Get Paid as Much as Men and What To Do About It by Economist and former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, the issue of wage equity is finally receiving the widespread and sustained attention it deserves.
This resource guide provides an overview of the issues related to the wage gap between men and women (the “horizontal wage gap”) and between women earning top salaries and women engaged in low-wage work (the “vertical wage gap”). In addition, this guide summarizes federal and state pay equity legislation and offers action opportunities for advocates to work to decrease the wage gap and ensure gender equity in all employment sectors and workplaces.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Kelly, Kacie, "Call to Action: A Pay Equity Resource Guide" (2008). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 19.
Economic Policy Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, Health Policy Commons, Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Commons, Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation Commons, Public Policy Commons, Social Policy Commons, Women's Studies Commons