Across the globe, women’s participation in the workplace has grown significantly. Women have been working longer hours and pursuing higher education in greater numbers. However, despite this progress, significant wage gaps between men and women persist.
The gender wage gap refers to the difference in earnings between women and men. Experts have calculated this gap in a multitude of ways, but the varying calculations point to a consensus: Women consistently earn less than men. In this podcast, we will describe this disparity in wages, try to go over some of the theories and reasons why this gap exists, and talk about its consequences. And with the scarcity of information available, we will attempt to cover what is known about the status of working Arab American and Arab women in general.