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So how far have we come? Pestilent and persistent gender gap in pay.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12564704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article explores the issue of women's salaries in the human services within a comparative framework of many service occupations. An analysis of year-end 1998 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics clearly demonstrates that salary disparities continue to exist between men and women. The author argues that these differences are based on continued patterns of discrimination, despite a plethora of policy initiatives dating back to the 1960s civil rights era to address gender discrimination in the workplace. Relevant policies are reviewed and assessed in terms of how far we have come in achieving pay equity between men and women. Several strategic directions to combat inequities are discussed, including public and professional education; individual, group, and professional advocacy; and targeted policy practice. Parallels are drawn between the gender discrimination experienced by social workers and client groups served.
Authors:
Margaret Gibelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0037-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984852R     Medline TA:  Soc Work     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York, NY 10033, USA. gibelman@ymail.yu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Male
Prejudice
Public Policy
Salaries and Fringe Benefits*
Social Work / economics*,  manpower
United States
Women, Working*

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