Strategies Of Male Allies Podcast

One way to support and advance women in organizational settings is to study the elements, strategies, and interventions that appear to be working. One of many critical elements is the role that men play as allies and advocates for women. The purpose of this brief is to share the findings of a recent study that […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and Body Image Among Utah Women Podcast

National media and scholars have puzzled over the high levels of plastic surgery among Utah women, and a national magazine even called Salt Lake City the “Vainest City in America.” Many wonder why Salt Lake City, capital of one of the most religious states in the nation, would employ more plastic surgeons per capita than […]

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Childcare: What Utahns Need to Know Podcast

Childcare is an important consideration for millions of American families; 71% of all women with children under 18 are in the labor force,comprising one-third of the total female workforce in the U.S. Further, childcare costs are becoming increasingly burdensome; in the U.S. generally, and in 33 states specifically (including Utah), the annual cost of childcare […]

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Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women

Over the past half-century or so, Utah women’s participation in the labor force has steadily increased at a rate of about 8% per decade. According to the most recent (2015) U.S. Census Bureau estimates, women in Utah make up 43.9% of the state workforce, which is slightly lower than the U.S. women’s share of the […]

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Wage Gap Podcast

In Utah, a woman earns approximately 71 cents per dollar that a man earns (though reports vary, several recent national studies show a gap between 70–71 cents), and according to the American Association for University Women, we have the nation’s fourth-largest gender wage gap for year-round full-time workers. Read the full snapshot here: https://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/docs/uwsgenderwagegap.pdf  

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Unpaid Care Work Among Utah Women Podcast

The global average for a women’s daily unpaid work is 4 hours and 47 minutes vs. 1 hour and 30 minutes for men. The gap between men’s and women’s unpaid work is largest in many developing nations, yet it remains significant in the United States, and the gap in Utah is higher than the national average. […]

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Poverty Among Utah Women Podcast

Although Utahans in general experience lower rates of poverty than the national average (11.3% in Utah vs. 14.7% nationwide), 1 Utah women are more likely than Utah men to live in poverty, especially women who are heads of households and/or single parents.2 Many factors influence the levels of poverty among Utah women. The gender wage […]

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Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women Podcast

Utah has a strong history of women’s political and civic involvement. The state was an early leader in giving women the vote, was home to the first female state senator in the nation, and, as recently as 1996, had the strongest women’s voter participation in the United States. However, these factors do not give the full picture, […]

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Domestic Violence Among Utah Women Podcast

Domestic violence is a serious and widespread issue affecting women and families in Utah. One in three Utah women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime, and our rate is slightly higher than the national average (32.4% vs 28.8%).

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