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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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Report
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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.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers

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Blog
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Six New Year's Resolutions for Employers
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Huffington Post
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Robin Hardman

This year I’ve written some resolutions. The twist is, they’re not for me. They’re for employers. Specifically, they’re for all those employers out there who haven’t yet figured out that work doesn’t always have to be drudgery, that turnover doesn’t always have to be sky-high, and that it’s not only possible for a more humane work environment to co-exist with profits, it’s probable. 

How Companies Get on Those Best Company Lists - and Why

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Blog
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How Companies Get on Those Best Company Lists - and Why
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog
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Robin Hardman

Believe it or not, companies who want a shot at getting on next fall’s  Working Mother “100 Best Companies” list are getting ready to start applying right now. How do they do it? And why? Here's the scuttlebutt...

How to Cure a Toxic Workplace Culture

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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How to Cure a Toxic Workplace Culture
Source: 
Huffington Post
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Kathleen Christensen

Dept Head Search: Biobehavioral Health, Penn State

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Job Opportunity
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Dept Head Search: Biobehavioral Health, Penn State
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Pennsylvania State University
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Orfeu Buxton, Penn State, Orfeu@PSU.edu

A Dept Head search is underway in the Department of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State.

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The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know

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Blog
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The 1 Thing All Parents Must Know
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Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

With the start of school approaching, it's important for parents to recognize their role in helping their children succeed.  And it's not just for today, but long-term where independence and employment are the goal.  Many with disabilities have realized success.

The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being

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News Article
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The Perils of Ever-Changing Work Schedules Extend to Children’s Well-Being
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New York Times
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Dowgun

"A growing body of research suggests that children’s language and problem-solving skills may suffer as a result of their parents’ problematic schedules, and that they may be more likely than other children to smoke and drink when they are older.

Seeking Work-Family Experts

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Announcement
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Seeking Work-Family Experts
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Research

Our research team is creating an index that measures an occupation’s family-friendliness based on O*NET job characteristics.

The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality

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News Article
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The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality
Source: 
New York Times
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Monique Valcour/EDHEC Business School

24/7 work cultures lock gender inequality in place: new research from Irene Padavic, Robin Ely and Erin Reid.

These Are the New Rules of Work

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News Article
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These Are the New Rules of Work
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Fast Company
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Judi C Casey

Forget everything you've always known about work.  The rules have changed.

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