Thursday, October 24, 2013
As Carole Silver discusses at Jotwell, researchers at the University of Denver continue to document the persistent wage gap among women lawyers, not explained by work-family balance, but by gender. See Joyce S. Sterling & Nancy Reichman, Navigating the Gap: Reflections on 20 Years Researching Gender Disparities in the Legal Profession.
And the news this week highlights the problems with part-time workers. The Denver researchers address this too. See Nantiya Ruan & Nancy Reichman,Scheduling Shortfalls: Hours Parity as the New Pay Equity. They argue that "because our workforce is filled with part-time workers, advocates for low-wage workers should focus not only on pay inequities and living wages, but also on hours equity."