JEC Hearing: New Evidence on Gender Pay Gap for Women in Management

Sep 28 2010 10:00 AM

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Washington, D.C.
– Are gender pay gaps more prevalent in some industries than others?  Are women in management paying a price for being mothers?  Are families who depend on the wages of Management Moms being penalized?  The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, chaired by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, held a hearing, titled “New Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap for Women and Mothers in Management,” on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. that explored these questions.  At the hearing, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented their findings of a comprehensive industry-by-industry assessment of wage differences between men and women managers.  This report also, for the first time, took an in-depth look at the impact of motherhood on the wage gap among managers and its impact on family incomes.


Hearing on “New Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap for Women and Mothers in Management”


Dr. Andrew Sherrill, (Author of GAO's "Women in Management: Analysis of Female Managers's Representation, Characteristics, and Pay"),
Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues,
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC

Ms. Ilene H. Lang, (Author of "Targeting Inequity: The Gender Gap in U.S. Corporate Leadership"),
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Catalyst, Inc.
New York, NY

Dr. Michelle Budig,
Associate Professor of Sociology,
Social and Demographic Research Institute,
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, (Author of "How Obama's Gender Policies Undermine America"),
Director, Center for Employment Policy,
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Washington, DC

Chair Carolyn B. Maloney presiding. 


10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2010


106 Dirksen Senate Office Building


The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.

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