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Women Still Earn Less
Women Still Earn Less

AIR DATE: April 25, 2011

A new study reveals that Nevada women still earn about $7,700 less per year than men.  Why does the wage gap still exist in Nevada?  How do we compare with other states?  The report also claimed that if the wage gap were eliminated, that Nevada women could afford rent for 8 more months, or health insurance premiums for 3 more years.  What causes the gaps today, and how can we erase them?  Experts weigh in.
Portia Wu, VP overseeing Work-Family and Workplace Fairness Policy, National Partnership for Women & Families

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Dr. Monnat made a number of important points with regard to education in Nevada. If we expect to close the wage gap we need to save programs that have a high concentration of woment (social work, education, women's studies, etc.). And, we also need to encourage young women and girls to enter higher-paying occupations that have been dominated by men. Finally, we need to pass laws that provide health care, child care, and maternity leave.
Bob McKeeApr 26, 2011 15:42:38 PM
Dr. Shannon Monnat, UNLV Professor of Sociology also spoke here
JenniferApr 26, 2011 15:02:27 PM
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