University Professor Identifies Origins of the Gender Wage Gap in New Book

Despite numerous advances in gender equality, the gap in
earnings between men and women has yet to be bridged. According to the
Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in 2015 female workers were making only
80 cents for every dollar earned by men – a 20 percent gap.

In her new book The
Cost of Being a Girl
, Sociology Professor Yasemin Besen-Cassino contends
that the gender wage gap starts in the teen – not adult – years. “The wage gap
is a very timely topic and so far a very stagnant problem, but I think we are
looking at it the wrong way,” she says. “Most explanations focus on …read more

Source: Montclair University

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