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

Our next talk in the Clayman Institute Winter Series features Mariko Chang, author of Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, looks beyond the gender wage gap between men and women, which has, in fact, never been smaller. Chang addresses important questions underlying the wealth gap: 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 similarly situated men? And why do single mothers have only 8% of the wealth of single fathers?

Chang has a PhD from Stanford in Sociology and was an Associate Professor at Harvard University. She is currently a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Experts of Color Network.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality and the VPGE.  Lunch provided but you must RSVP to Ann Enthoven (ann.enthoven@stanford.edu) by Feb 2.

When:
Friday, February 4, 2011. 12:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center (Map)
Audience:
Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
General Public
Students
Members
Tags:
Humanities
Other
Sponsor:
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Contact:
725-0373
ann.enthoven@stanford.edu
Admission:

Free and open to all.

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