Gender

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

The Truth about the Gender Wage Gap

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The Truth about the Gender Wage Gap
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Vox
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Judi C Casey

"The survey of thousands of business school graduates showed that men had slightly higher salaries right out of the gate.  But the most astounding thing happened nine years later: The distance between men and women's salaries more than doubled"

A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

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A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors
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New York Times
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Monique Valcour

Many universities have adopted tenure-extension policies that give new parents greater flexibility. In practice, these policies are usually gender-neutral, giving fathers an extra year to establish their reputations, just like mothers.

Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads?

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Blog
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Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads?
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Research shows lingering gender bias among Millennial men in the U.S.

How Work-Life Balance Became Work All The Time

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How Work-Life Balance Became Work All The Time
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Washington Post
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Judi C Casey

Includes quotes with WFRN member and former WFRN Executive Committee Member, Kathleen Gerson

"One might have predicted that as women began to join the workplace, it became not just important, but essential, for women as well as men to have some kind of a thriving work life, and that we would then start to redefine the ideal worker model," Gerson said. "The irony is, instead of doing that, the opposite has occurred."

What Work Looks Like for Women in Their 50s

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Blog
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What Work Looks Like for Women in Their 50s
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"But why does everyone need to follow the same career path anyway? Wouldn't it make good sense for partners who have children to have complementary career cycles? Smart young couples will want to plan more holistic, dual career families, rather than individual ones, where each partner could have a slightly different, but mutually supportive, pacing. One partner could run the 30-to-50 sprint, the other a longer marathon."

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

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Press Release
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Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"Fortunately, there are measures that policymakers can take to establish fair pay practices, combat pay discrimination and close the wage gap. But to do so, they must have a clear understanding of the underlying problems and the solutions that could make a difference by improving workplace practices.

Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs

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Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs
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Institute for Women's Policy Research
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Dowgun

Half of the gender wage gap is due to women working in different occupations and sectors than men. Improving women’s access to good middle-skill jobs can help close the wage gap and improve women’s economic security. The IWPR's Pathways to Equity Initiative shows job changes that can improve women’s economic standing and meet employers’ demands for skilled workers.

Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias

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Etsy's New Paid Parental Leave Policy Is Designed To Counteract Gender Bias
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FastCompany
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Monique Valcour

The Time-Consuming Activities That Stall Women’s Careers

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News Article
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The Time-Consuming Activities That Stall Women’s Careers
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"Does this situation sound familiar? It's a pattern I've seen again and again among many high-potential, talented female leaders: high aspirations turning into disillusionment.


I believe it has something to do with how women spend their time, both inside work and out of it."

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