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Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It

Mariko Lin Chang

Abstract

Women now receive more college degrees than men, and enter the workforce with better job opportunities than ever before. Indeed, the wage gap between men and women has never been smaller. So why does the typical woman have only 36 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by the typical man? How is it that never-married women working full-time have only 16% as much wealth as similarly situated men? And why do single mothers have only 8% of the wealth of single fathers? The first book to focus on the differences in wealth between women and men, this is an accessible examination of why women strugg ... More

Keywords: women, job opportunities, wage gap, wealth, single mothers, single fathers, assets, care-giving, gender-wealth gap, wealth escalator

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367690
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariko Lin Chang, author
Independent Consultant

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