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WINGS #04-18 Undervalued

Researching women-dominated types of work in the USA


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Length: 0:28:49
Uploaded: 13 May, 2018

Recording Date: 13 May, 2018
Recording Location: Madison, WI/Washington DC, Denman Island BC
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Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #04-18 Undervalued by Joanne Powers and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #04-18 Undervalued
Description: Elyse Shaw from the Institute for Women's Policy Research talks with Joanne Powers of Workers Independent News about the report "Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs," a project of IWPR and Oxfam America. The conversation covers the disconnect between education and wages, unpredictable hours, lack of benefits, popular misconceptions, unions, and intersectionality issues like race and immigrant status - and also the excitement of doing a "deep dive" into facts that point to the need for nuanced solutions.

Host(s): Joanne Powers
Featured Speakers/Guests: Elyse Shaw is a Senior Research Associate at Washington-DC-based IWPR, and the lead author of the in-depth 2016 study titled Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs. (More about the report at: ).

Credits: Interview by Joanne Powers, originally aired in Workers Independent News ; adapted for WINGS' half-hour format by Frieda Werden.

Comments: Workers Independent News closed its doors in November 2017.

Politics > Feminism
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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