2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Grace M. Woodland
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

This paper examines the problem of gender inequality in the workplace in the United States.  Gender inequality in the workplace exists in a wide range of careers and occupations. There have been some positive changes in the past decade or so, however there are still many problems. Studies have shown a considerable impact of gender inequality in education and employment on economic growth and development. According to Professor RW Connell, “Gender inequalities are embedded in a structure of relationships between women and men, which operate at every level of human experience, from culture to individual emotions.” These inequalities have a huge range, such as the pay gap, harassment, and how men hold more positions of power than women. More complex than just gender, the problems entrenched in gender inequality include and are compounded by issues of race and social class as well.

Keywords: Gender Inequality, Workplace, Pay gap, Harrassment, Power, Race, Social Class, Education

Interdisciplinary Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 303-4
Location: BH 212
Time: 2:15

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