From CNN this week, another study on the pay gap shows that women make $.74 for every dollar men make even when they have they hold the same job and have the same qualifications. Further, the gap gets bigger the further up the ladder you go, and there is no industry where women earn more than men or a state where women out earn men. The full article can be found here: http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/09/news/economy/male-female-pay-gap-payscale/
Also from CNN, exacerbating the pressure on working women is the fact that in dual income households, women are still responsible for the majority of the housework. Sounds like my home. Read on: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/health/work-life-balance-gender-divide-pew-research-center/
The disconnect is in this aptly titled article: “Men Do More at Home, But Not as Much as They Think.” Meaning, while men are helping much more than their fathers ever did, the imbalance is still causing serious strain on women. The full article can be found here:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/upshot/men-do-more-at-home-but-not-as-much-as-they-think-they-do.html
Which of course leads to the portrait of the modern family: stressed, tired and rushed. The full article can be found here: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/is-your-family-stressed-tired-and-rushed/
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