Part-Time Work and the "Pay Gap"

Part-Time Work and the "Pay Gap"

We explore what the "pay gap" between men and women really means, and how salaries compare here and abroad.

We often hear that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make in the United States. But some researchers say that figure may be far higher, if for example you take into account all employment, including part-time work. We explore what the "pay gap" really means, and how salaries compare here and abroad.

Guests

Joan Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law

Heather Boushey

Senior Economist, Center for American Progress

Ariane Hegewisch

Study Director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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