San Diego Union-Tribune: New pay equity legislation needed to help close gender pay gap
April 25. 2021
ERA Executive Director Noreen Farrell was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune today in a Q&A about the Paycheck Fairness Act and the gender wage gap.
The fact is, a gender pay gap exists in every occupational category, even after accounting for differences in education, skill and work choices… Discriminatory attitudes can lead to women being pushed out of fields with higher wages or lead to them being underpaid in both high- and low-wage jobs. The lack of strong, work-family policies also contributes to pay disparities because women are frequently expected to handle much of their family’s caregiving needs, and therefore end up spending more time than men out of the office to shoulder those responsibilities.