Tag Archives: working women

Quick Hit: Man named Kim can’t get a job until he adds “Mr.” to his resume

TweetKim O’ Gandy is an Australian management consultant. In the ’90s he was looking for a new job. When he started submitting applications, he felt pretty confident, as he was–by his own description–”an experienced guy in an experienced guy’s world.” But for the first few months, things were not going too well. He writes: Somewhere [...]
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Chart of the Day: Mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40 percent of US households

Tweet According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families. This figure includes two very different groups of women: 63 percent are single mothers and 37 percent are women who are married and have a higher [...]
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Quick Hit(s): Women in Business

TweetOn the heels of some good gender byline news, The New York Times Dealbook ran a special section on women in business that had a nearly 50-50 split on bylines. Even better news: For the most part, the stories move beyond the rehashed lean-in-have-it-all conversation that has dominated the news cycle regarding working women. Instead, “Women [...]
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Chart of the Day: Today’s working moms devote more time to child care than in the ’60s

Tweet In a study of modern parenthood, the Pew Research Center has found that working mothers spend more hours both at paid work and at child care than they did in 1965. They are spending significantly less time doing housework. Working fathers, on the other hand, are devoting fewer hours to paid work but far [...]
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Chart of the Day: The gender wage gap widened last year

Tweet A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that our progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled–and actually backslid last year. The ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 80.9 percent in 2012, a decline of more than one percentage point from 2011. In fact, you have to go [...]
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