Panther Podcast - Understanding the Gender Pay Gap

March 1, 2020 (All day)

Shahina Amin, Ph.D., and Lisa Jepsen, Ph.D.
Tune in for this month's episode of the alumni association podcast! Our guest speakers are UNI economics professors Shahina Amin, Ph.D., and Lisa Jepsen, Ph.D., who will be discussing the economics of the gender pay gap.

Shahina and Lisa have been friends and colleagues for 20 years since joining the Department of Economics at UNI in 2000. Shahina holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, a master's degree from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She teaches microeconomics and economics of the labor markets. She researches in the areas of women's employment in developing countries, child labor issues and immigration. She has served as the Lawrence Jepson Professor of International Economics since 2017 and has also served as the board member and midwest representative of CSWEP, the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, since 2017. She enjoys reading fiction and historical novels, listening to music, traveling, gardening, watching HGTV and spending time with her husband and son. Shahina and Lisa co-teach a Managerial Economics course in our MBA program.

Lisa holds a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College, a master's degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She teaches microeconomics and law and economics. She researches in the areas of economic demography, with a special focus on the economics of sexual orientation, and sports economics. Lisa has served as Associate Dean for the College of Business Administration since 2015. She enjoys snowshoeing and kayaking with her husband and spending time with her dogs and cats. She is hoping to participate in a quarry run in Springville, Iowa this summer.

Check out this episode (when available) and previous guest speakers in the podcast archives.

Podcast References

Gavin Jackson, May 9, 2019. “Chore wars: why do women still do more housework,” FT Magazine Life & Arts
"Women need to 'stretch' for success" by Carrie Campbell. January 22, 2019, The Gazette p. 5B.
"How the best bosses interrupt bias on their teams: Strategies to foster equity and inclusion" by Joan C. Williams and Sky Mihaylo. Harvard Business Review November-December 2019, pp. 151-156.
"Why Women Don't Apply for Jobs Unless They're 100% Qualified" by Tara Sophia Mohr. August 25, 2014. Harvard Business Review.
"Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of 'Blind' Auditions on Female Musicians" by Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse. NBER Working Paper No. 5903. January 1997.

News Releases:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, News Release, Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers, Fourth Quarter 2019, January 17, 2020
Bureau of Labor Statistics, News Release, American Time Use Survey – 2018 Results, June 19, 2019

Francine Blau and Anne Winkler, 2018. The Economics of Women, Men, and Work 8 edition
Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth by Mika Brzezinski
Women Don't Ask by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Melinda Gates on Fighting for Gender Equality. October 4, 2019, HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. Interview with Alison Beard.