Cultural & Global Issues

The intersectional wage gaps faced by Latina women in the United States

Abstract:

This article explores how Like other women of color, Latinas face multiple structural barriers in the U.S. labor market, including both gender discrimination and racial and ethnic discrimination.

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Source:

Washington Center for Economic Growth

Author:

Kate Bahn and Will McGrew

Published:

11/1/2018

National & Civic Issues

Discriminatory Penalties at the Intersection of Race and Gender in the United States

Abstract:

Women of color face intersectional discrimination or a double discrimination in the workforce. In other words, women of color suffer from the gender wage gap plus the racial wage gap.

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Author:

Mark Paul, Darrick Hamilton & William Darity, Jr.

Published:

8/7/2018

Gender Inequality and Women in the US Labor Force

Abstract:

Equality in pay for women has improved, but women still make less money on average than men for completing the same work. Women make up more than half of the low-wage workforce.

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ILA (International Labour Organization)

Published:

2020

Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Equality

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Democrats are largely dissatisfied with progress that the United States has made towards closing the gender pay gap, while most Republicans think that enough progress has been made. Democrats and younger women are more likely to say that men have easier lives than women than Republicans and older women.

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Pew Research Center

Author:

Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Kim Parker & Renee Stepler

Published:

10/18/2017

Gender Inequality, Work Hours, and the Future of Work

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Women tend to spend more time on unpaid work like household and family care, while men tend to spend more time on paid work. This unequal use of time makes it harder for women to advance at work and creates a gender pay gap.

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Source:

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Author:

Ariane Hegewisch & Valerie Lacarte

Published:

11/14/2019

The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security

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Paid family and medical leave makes it easier for employees, especially women to provide care for family members and transition back into their jobs. Parental leave makes women more likely to return to work after giving birth.

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Center for American Progress

Author:

Heather Boushey & Sarah Jane Glyn

Published:

4/1/2012

Video: The Future of Gender Equality at Work

Abstract:

Women want to work and be paid equally for their work, but around the work, women are subject to workplace discrimination and are less likely to be employed full-time. Gender roles are slow to change, and women do more unpaid house and care work at home than men. One solution is to recognize, reward, reduce, and redistribute care work.

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International Labour Organization

Published:

6/15/2017

Gender Discrimination Comes in Many Forms for Today’s Working Women

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Gender discrimination in the workforce comes in many forms, from women earning less than men for doing to sexual harassment. Women with higher levels of education and Black women are more likely to experience gender discrimination at work.

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Pew Research Center

Author:

Kim Parker & Cary Funk

Published:

12/14/2017

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Files Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Abstract:

The U.S. women’s soccer team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Even though they do the same job as the U.S. men’s national team, the women’s team members are paid less and have worse working conditions and publicity from their employer, U.S. Soccer.

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Source:

Washington Post, adapted by NewsELA

Published:

6/5/2019