State of the Union 2018: Policy

The ongoing decline in the gender wage gap and many other types of gender inequality slowed down or stalled entirely in the 1990s. Amid inaction by the federal government, some state and local governments have pursued policies to reduce gender inequality, such as raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid leave. Efforts by private organizations to address gender inequality often focus on reducing stereotypic biases, delivering unconscious or implicit bias training, or formalizing the employee evaluation process.

Reference Information


Marianne Cooper,
Shelley J. Correll
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Publication Date: 
March 2018