GRITtv: Is the Gender Gap Growing?
In this recession, men are losing jobs at a faster rate than women. But women, now the primary breadwinners in many families, still earn 79 cents to every dollar that men earn. For minorities, the number is even lower. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “Women, and especially women of color, are more likely to land the worst, lowest paying jobs, without health insurance, paid sick days or paid family care leave.” Today on GRITtv Francoise Jacobson, Elly Spicer, Wendy Webb, and Denise Doyle on the gender gap, women trade workers, and the recession.