Women

Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013

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Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013
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Social Politics

Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n = 19,941), Spain (n = 29,458), Taiwan (n = 47,219), and the United States (n = 184,581) participated in full time work, short-hours or temporary work, education, and homemaking before and after the Great Recession (GR) beginning 2008. Gender and country patterns varied substantially.

The 10-Year Baby Window that is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

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The 10-Year Baby Window that is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

Women who have their first child before 25 or after 35 eventually close the salary divide with their husbands. It's the years in between that are most problematic, research shows.

Survey Finds Female Surgical Residents Grapple with Balancing Training, Motherhood

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News Article
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Survey Finds Female Surgical Residents Grapple with Balancing Training, Motherhood
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey


Women training to become surgeons face daunting challenges juggling their work with the demands of pregnancy and motherhood, according to a new survey published Wednesday by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Time to Talk: What has to Change for Women at Work

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Report
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Time to Talk: What has to Change for Women at Work
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PwC
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Judi C Casey

Women are more confident and ambitious than ever, but employers still need to work harder to address issues of gender equality in the workplace and empower female advancement.

Japan Wants More Women in Construction. Pink Toilets May Not Be Helping.

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News Article
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Japan Wants More Women in Construction. Pink Toilets May Not Be Helping.
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

The industry is scrambling to deal with a labor shortage, but some say a tone-deaf government recruiting effort can't overcome serious workplace issues.

Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.

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Blog
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Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Even as women’s participation in the labor force nears parity with men's, even as they have been the dominate gender in college graduations since 1982, even as they (very gradually) become CEOs and board members

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime

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News Article
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Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime
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Slate Magazine

There were no significant differences between men and women in their access to flexitime across Europe—if anything men getting slightly better access. What’s more, workers in female-majority workplaces had the worst level of access to flexitime compared to their counterparts in male-majority workplaces or workplaces where men and women were equally represented.

CORRECTED LINK: Research Spotlight: Professional Women's Identity Work Across Career and Family Transitions

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CORRECTED LINK: Research Spotlight: Professional Women's Identity Work Across Career and Family Transitions
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WFRN Research Spotlight Series

Over the past few decades, women have made major strides in the paid workforce. However, despite being ambitious, career-focused, and progressing at work, women continue to struggle with the competing demands of pursuing professional careers and raising families (Hewlett, 2002; Slaughter, 2012). Women's careers continue to diverge from those of men, with women much more likely to have periods of part-time work or being out of the workforce than their male counterparts.

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