Equal Pay: Women Still Lag Behind Men, Young Women Closing Gap

It’s depressing to read that in 2013, women continue to be paid less for men for the same work. Weekly paychecks for full-time female workers are 82.4 percent of men’s earnings, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Pay inequality is lessening at the younger end of the age spectrum, thanks to the increased efforts of high-achieving women in high school and college.… [Read more]

Fifty years and counting for paycheck fairness

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 as part of his New Frontier program. The federal law amended the Fair Labor Standards Act that was directed at abolishing wage disparity based on gender.

Today, 50 years to the day, President Obama marked the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.… [Read more]

It’s a Women’s Issue

There’s no delicate way to put it: on average men die at an earlier age than women. Health professionals may say that it’s because of the unique physical stresses that men face; some women may say that it’s how women are rewarded  for having put up with men; and comedians have joked that it’s because men will do anything to get away from women’s nagging.… [Read more]