Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ShortchangedWhy Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mariko Lin Chang

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367690

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 November 2020

Public Solutions

Public Solutions

Why Equal Pay and Family-Friendly Policies Aren’t Enough and What Should Be Done Instead

Chapter:
(p.117) Seven Public Solutions
Source:
Shortchanged
Author(s):

Mariko Lin Chang

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367690.003.0007

This chapter explains why equal pay and family-friendly policies cannot close the gender wealth gap. Instead, it argues the need for new policies that address the two primary causes of the gender wealth gap: the motherhood wealth tax and women's lack of access to the wealth escalator. These new policy directions include providing paid family leave, integrating caregiving into the wealth escalator, and engaging men in caretaking. It also argues for the advantages inherent in providing additional mechanisms for supporting wealth-building opportunities for single parents, improving women's access to low-interest loans, increasing opportunities for women's entrepreneurship, expanding the definition of assets as codified in divorce laws, and decoupling affordable health care from full-time employment.

Keywords:   family-friendly policies, equal pay, gender wealth gap, motherhood wealth tax, wealth escalator, paid family leave, single parents

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .