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

February 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Free and open to all.

Our next talk in the Clayman Institute 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?

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 Development’s Experts of Color Network.This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality and the VPGE.  Lunch provided but you must RSVP to Ann Enthoven (ann.enthoven@stanford.edu) by Feb 2.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Contact Email: 
ann.enthoven@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
725-0373