Gender Equity in the Workplace

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Despite gains in the workplace over recent decades, women continue to receive lower pay, experience lower workforce participation, and may miss career advancement opportunities due to motherhood. RAND's research has examined the challenges and discrimination women face in many settings, including the military, the health care sector, and emergency services, as well as the impact of parenting and family life on career outcomes.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson, November 24, 2015, photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

    Commentary

    On 'Hidden Figures' and Being the Only Woman in the Room

    Mar 12, 2017

    RAND's Susan Marquis discusses the three brilliant African-American women depicted in the film Hidden Figures, the critical role of women in RAND's history, and more.

  • Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon's defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. in Oct. 2013, photo by Sgt. Tyler Main/U.S. Marine Corps

    Report

    Integrating Women into the Marine Corps Infantry

    Dec 3, 2015

    The gender integration experiences of foreign militaries — as well as U.S. civilian police and fire departments — can provide valuable lessons for the U.S. Marine Corps as it considers making more opportunities available to women.

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