Wooing Women: Raising Awareness of Wyoming’s Unjust ...

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Wooing Women: Raising Awareness of Wyoming’s Unjust Gender Wage Gap Among Women of the New Silent Generation

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Bush, Hanna
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Berry-Smith, Cary
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-13

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Wyoming’s gender wage gap is a travesty; the highest in the nation, Wyoming weighs in a full 15 percentage points behind the national curve. Women in Wyoming who work full-time, yearround are paid 63 percent of what their male counterparts earn, almost a full 40 cents behind a man’s dollar (a wage gap of 37 percent). The disproportionately high wage gap in Wyoming threatens the entire state; research shows that areas with larger wage gaps tend to defer new workers from entering the workforce. Wyoming’s “brain drain,” or the phenomenon of college-educated people leaving the state despite having acquired their degree(s) here, is one of the highest in the country. A straw poll taken of resident Wyoming women 21 years and younger found that less than 5 percent of women polled knew how large Wyoming’s gender wage gap was. The purpose of this research is to create a web-based video to be posted on the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Web site. The video, along with an accompanying audio essay, will include basic information about Wyoming’s wage gap and will be targeted at women 25 years and younger. The impact of this research is its potential to increase advocacy for closing Wyoming’s gender wage gap.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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gender wage gap

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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