Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women's Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs
This report addresses women's access to well-paid, growing, middle-skill jobs (jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree). It documents sex segregation in middle-skill jobs, and discusses how gender integration of good jobs could both reduce skill-shortages and improve women's economic security. The report focuses on middle-skill‚ target occupations in manufacturing, information technology, and transportation, distribution, and logistics that have high projected job openings and that typically employ few women. The report is part of the Institute for Women's Policy Research's Pathways to Equity: Women and Good Jobs initiative, funded by a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation as part of its of its $250 million, five-year New Skills at Work initiative.