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Sunday, 21st December 2008

New Issue Brief from The Century Foundation Reveals the Extent of U.S. Gender and Racial/Ethnic Inequality and Suggests Remedies

New Issue Brief from The Century Foundation Reveals the Extent of U.S. Gender and Racial/Ethnic Inequality and Suggests Remedies
Source: The Century Foundation

An examination of the photos and names of those at the top of the political spectrum, from the presidential candidates to the appointees to the top spots in the past few, and next, administration provides a picture of a nation where gender and race/ethnicity do not matter. However, a new report from The Century Foundation shows that despite some progress, America is a nation in which neither minorities nor women have yet achieved anything approaching economic or social equality.

In The Long Wait for Progress: Women and Economic and Social Equality, Century Foundation Senior Fellow Beverly Goldberg analyzes the substantial gap in wages between men and women, and then measures that gap in the context of women’s educational achievements and the continuing discrimination against women in the workplace, with attention to the impact of the issues of health and child care. This analysis of the complex and interrelated problems facing working women reveals both that women are subject to pay discrimination and that the inequities between white women and women of color are as striking as those between women and men.

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