Gender Discrimination

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  • Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, a boatswain's mate assigned to Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, drives a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near the Golden Gate Bridge, February 8, 2018, photo by PO3 Sarah Wi/U.S. Coast Guard

    Research Brief

    Why Do Women Leave the Coast Guard, and What Could Encourage Them to Stay?

    Mar 29, 2019

    Women leave the Coast Guard at higher rates than men. Focus groups raised concerns about work environment, career issues, and personal life matters. More inclusive personnel policies could help the Coast Guard address these concerns and retain more women.

  • Women at Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, October 2008, photo by Claudia Wiens/Alamy

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    Women in Egypt Face Barriers to Employment

    Apr 21, 2020

    Large gains in educational attainment among women in Egypt have not been matched with gains in the workplace. Obstacles preventing them from securing employment include tensions between work and family responsibilities, lack of mobility, wage gaps, and fear of sexual harassment.

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    Survey Estimates More Than 1 in 4 FEMA Workers Experienced Civil Rights Violations

    About 29% of employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency experienced a sex- or race/ethnicity-based civil rights violation in the past year, according to research undertaken by the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation under contract with the Department of Homeland Security.

    Dec 2, 2020

  • FEMA staff at a mobile center assist residents with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, September 2020, photo by FEMA

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    Harassment and Discrimination in the FEMA Workplace

    A survey of FEMA personnel found that 29 percent of employees experienced a sex- or race/ethnicity–based civil rights violation in the past year. The survey results reveal areas in need of improvement and will help guide FEMA leadership decisions about programming and policy responses.

    Dec 2, 2020

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    Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the FEMA Workforce

    Researchers assessed the prevalence and characteristics of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, racial/ethnic harassment, and racial/ethnic discrimination at FEMA. This report documents the survey results.

    Dec 2, 2020

  • Cropped shot of a group of surgeons performing a medical procedure in an operating room, photo by PeopleImages/Getty Images

    Commentary

    The Link Between Workplace Diversity and the Gender Pay Gap

    Many factors explain the gender earnings gap, including workplace biases, differences in how credit is attributed, and differences in how men and women negotiate. But another factor could influence the pay women receive: the number of men in their workplace.

    Aug 15, 2020

  • Equal pay for men and women, image by pict rider/Adobe Stock

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    Using Binding Pay Transparency Measures to Encourage Equal Pay for Equal Work

    RAND Europe experts Joanna Hofman and Michaela Bruckmayer discuss their study on binding pay transparency measures as a tool for encouraging equal pay for equal work. They consider key concepts in the debate and potential challenges in implementing the measures across the EU.

    Aug 14, 2020

  • A man holding male and female figures on a seesaw with a roll of 200 Euro bills in the middle, photo by Andrii Yalanskyi/Getty Images

    Commentary

    Equal Pay for Equal Work: How Binding Pay Transparency Measures May Help

    More than 60 years ago, the EU introduced the principle of equal pay for equal work for men and women. But a gender pay gap persists in most countries. In 2014, a European Commission Recommendation encouraged measures to aid pay transparency, but implementation has been limited.

    May 12, 2020

  • Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver are congratulated at Ranger school graduation at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, August 21, 2015

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    RAND Studies Help Inform Pentagon Decision to Open Combat Roles to Women

    RAND researchers addressed topics such as whether members of U.S. special forces are ready to integrate women into their ranks and what lessons may be learned from other militaries that already have integrated women into combat positions.

    Feb 5, 2016

  • Special Operations Forces utilize the Melrose Air Force Range's rough terrain and unique layout to conduct realistic training, November 8, 2012

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    Considerations for Integrating Women into U.S. Special Ops Forces

    A survey of special operations forces (SOF) personnel identified their concerns with allowing women to fill SOF positions. Many said they thought mission effectiveness and unit cohesion would suffer as a result.

    Dec 16, 2015

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    Lisa Abraham

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Harvard University; MSc in economics & management, London School of Economics & Political Science; B.A. in mathematics & economics (double-major), Wellesley College

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    Chloe E. Bird

    Senior Sociologist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in sociology, Oberlin College

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    Michaela Bruckmayer

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in politics, University of Sheffield; M.A. in international affairs, California State University, Sacramento; B.B.A. in business administration, Midwestern State University

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    Q. Burkhart

    Senior Statistical Analyst
    Education M.S. in statistics, North Carolina State University; B.A. in applied mathematics, Brown University

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    Katrin Feyerabend

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in international conflict and cooperation, University of Stirling; B.A. (Hons) in international politics, University of Stirling

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    Lillian Flemons

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Phil. in multi-disciplinary gender studies, University of Cambridge; B.A. (Hons) in modern and medieval languages, University of Cambridge

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    Lawrence M. Hanser

    Senior Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in psychology, Iowa State University; B.A. in psychology, Marquette University

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    Jeannette Gaudry Haynie

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in international relations, George Washington University; M.A. in political science, University of New Orleans; B.S. in oceanography, United States Naval Academy

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    Linda Kunertova

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in economic policy, Utrecht University; B.A. in economics, Utrecht University

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    Giulia Lanfredi

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in gender, policy and inequalities, London School of Economics and Political Science; M.Sc. in economics and management in art, culture, media and enterainment, Bocconi University; B.Sc. in economics and management for art, culture and communication, Bocconi University

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    Madeline Nightingale

    Senior Analyst
    Education D.Phil. in social policy, University of Oxford; M.Sc. in comparative social policy, University of Oxford; B.Sc. in social anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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    Sarah Zelazny

    Policy Analyst
    Education B.A. in sociology, Clarion University of Penn; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sciences, University of Pittsburgh