Why should low-wage work bother me?: The cost of undervaluing and underpaying women's work

Date & time

Feb 22, 2007, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
The Center for the Education of Women 2007 Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist - Anne Ladky

Despite women's progress, approximately one-third of all full time working women earn less than $25,000 per year; over 15 million earn less than $9/hour. When millions of workers earn too little to support their families, they are cut off from the American dream– the chance to build a better life for themselves and their children. With lesser incomes, they consume less, which threatens economic growth. Ms. Ladky will present her research on the serious negative consequences of low-wage work on our families, communities, and the country's economic health.

Anne Ladky is a nationally recognized expert on women's employment issues, equal opportunity, workforce development and career advancement. She is the executive director of Women Employed, an organization dedicated to improving
the economic status of women and removing barriers to economic equity.

Co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy