Where We Live – WNPR

by Lydia Brown (John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show)

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was designed to close the wage gap between men and women. More than 50 years later, however, discrimination against female workers continues to persist.

This hour, we take a closer look at wage inequality in our state. We ask our panel of experts why unequal pay is still so common in the workplace, and what’s being done eliminate it.

Later in the program, our new series, Topline, looks at public attitudes toward female executives. We explore decades of polling data to find out whether Americans prefer to have men or women in charge.

GUESTS:

  • Carolyn Treiss – Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
  • Catherine Hill – Vice president for research at the American Association of University Women
  • Kathleen Weldon – Research manager for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at UConn
  • Nancy Naples – Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UConn