Gender and Use of Workplace Policies

Gender and Use of Workplace Policies

Compiled by Sarah Morrison & Christina Matz-Costa

Topic Page Advisor:
Kathleen Gerson, Ph.D. 

A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Gender and Use of Workplace Policies (2008)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

Click here to download the Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Gender and Use of Workplace Policies: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/gender.pdf

Policy Briefing Series (PBS), 2010, Issue 22 - Pay Equity for Working Families

By Mary Curlew, MSW; Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called, the Policy Briefing Series.  These publications provide state legislators and their staff with answers to questions about specific work-family issues, such as, “With women now making up nearly half of the workforce, addressing pay inequity may be one way to moderate the effects of the recession on working families?" This publication is mailed to legislators across the United States.

Download Issue 22 in this series, entitled "Pay Equity for Working Families": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/policy_makers22.pdf

Opting In Versus “Opting Out”: Women Using Flexible Work Arrangements for Career Successes (2007)

Shaprio, M., Ingols, C., & Blake-Beard, S. (2007). Opting in versus “opting out”: Women using flexible work arrangements for career successes, briefing note # 25. Boston, Ma: Center for Gender in Organizations.

The Simmons School of Management teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to survey professional women about their career choices and ideologies regarding women in the workforce.

To download this document, please click here: http://www.simmons.edu/som/docs/centers/insights_25.pdf

When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins (2003)

Shields, J.  (2003, December).  When Men Take Paternity Leave, True Equality Begins.  Workforce Management. Irvine, CA: Crain Communications, Inc.

“Employers think of paternity leave as a cost, with no return on investment for the corporation. KPMG tried it and found quite the opposite. Julie Shields discusses why paternity leave should not be overlooked as a benefit for both employers and employees.”

To access this document, click here: http://www.workforce.com/archive/article/23/58/10_printer.php

To learn more about workforce management and register for free access, click here: http://www.workforce.com

EOC Calls for Early Implementation of Additional Paternity Leave so that Fathers in Low-Income Families Can Spend More Time with their Children (2006)

EOC calls for early implementation of additional paternity leave so that fathers in low-income families can spend more time with their children [press release].  Great Britain: Equal Opportunities Commission; JUNE, 18 2006.

“Today’s fathers are spending more time with their new children, but financial and other barriers are preventing many low-income families from sharing care, according to new research out today from the Equal Opportunities Commission.”

To access this document, click here:  http://www.eoc.org.uk/Default.aspx?page=18874

Picking on Moms in the Workplace (2006)

Stark, B.  (2006, July 6).  Picking on moms in the workplace: Parents and caregivers face professional hurdles but strike back in court.  New York, NY: ABC News Internet Ventures.  

This article addresses family responsibility discrimination that employees, particularly women, face as they tend to parenting and caregiving responsibilities.  In result of the Family and Medical Leave Act, these employees have begun taking their cases of discrimination to court.  

To access this document, click here:  http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2157490&page=1

Priceless Time for Dads (2006)

McAleavy, T. M.  (2006, August 15).  Priceless time for dads.  North Jersey.  New Jersey: North Jersey Media Group Inc. 

More fathers are taking advantage of paternity leave provided by employers.  This article represents the newest generation of fathers that want to spend time with their children shortly after their birth or adoption.  Not many employers provide paid paternity leave, but it is becoming a growing benefit within companies. 

To access this document, click here: http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2OTc1OTEx

Gender and Use of Workplace Policies

Description: 

WHEREAS, Women work for pay in greater numbers, in more occupations and for more years of their lives than ever before; and WHEREAS, A 1994 survey conducted by the Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, found that improving pay and benefits was one of working women's three main priorities for change, along with balancing work and family and gaining respect and opportunity on the job, and the issue of equal pay continues to resonate among women.

Date: 
April 5, 2005
Number: 
S.R. 57
Bill Sponsor: 
Orie
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
PA

Gender and Use of Workplace Policies

Description: 

WHEREAS, Women work for pay in greater numbers, in more occupations and for more years of their lives than ever before; and WHEREAS, A 1994 survey conducted by the Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, found that improving pay and benefits was one of working women's three main priorities for change, along with balancing work and family and gaining respect and opportunity on the job, and the issue of equal pay continues to resonate among women.

Date: 
April 5, 2005
Number: 
S.R. 58
Bill Sponsor: 
Orie
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
PA
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