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

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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I dog-eared so many pages in this book! The one that particularly stuck out to me is the inclusion of a quote by Virginia Woolf saying how she would take money over the right to vote as a women because money has more power. Well, she's not wrong in that thought, which is why discussing gender pay and wealth inequality is so important.

We know that women have to work almost 1.5 years to make what their male counterparts make in 1 year. That adds up to millions of dollars over an entire career. Wom
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Insightful book about the gendered disparity in wealth and more importantly, how the wealth escalator is instrumental in acquiring wealth faster.
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