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Date & Time
February 4, 2011 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa St
94305 Stanford

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


Our next talk in the Winter Series features Mariko Chang, author of "Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It," looks beyond the gender wage gap between men and women, which has, in fact, never been smaller. Chang addresses important questions underlying the wealth gap: 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? Washington Post columnist, Michelle Singletary recommended Chang's book in her column, "The Color of Money": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/01/AR201012.... Chang has a PhD from Stanford in Sociology and was an Associate Professor at Harvard University. She is currently a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Developmentā€™s Experts of Color Network.