Andrew Penner

Researchers find pay practices and job barriers are to blame for women making less than men despite advances made in gender equality. “Women and men ended up in different jobs and that’s why they were paid differently and earned different salaries and so this has obviously important implications for how we think about policy,” says Andrew Penner, UCI sociologist. 

“If it’s the case that we need to make sure that women and men are being sorted into the right jobs then we need to think about hiring discrimination, promotion discrimination. On the other hand, if it’s the case that women who are doing the same work for the same employer are paid less than men that they’re working next to, this has implications for equal pay policy. Lead researcher Andrew Penner at UC Irvine says of the 15 countries they use for their study, the US was not a leader in gender pay equity Karen Adams KNX News 97.1 FM.

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