Women + Girls Research Alliance

The Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte is a center for women’s public policy and leadership development, providing research and analysis on issues that impact women. The organization is committed to ensuring that women’s perspectives are represented in research, public policy, leadership development and education. Read more

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EXPLORE DATA

Articles about data

  • Women, Wages and Work- First Quarterly Report

    To shed light on the interconnectedness of personal and professional life, the Women’s Summit developed “Women, Wages and Work,” a year-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the challenges facing women as a result of pay inequity and to understanding how the issues traditionally considered “women’s issues” either influence, or are influenced by, women’s experiences in the workforce.  This is the first in a series of four reports.
  • Working Women and the Great Recession- Second Quarterly Report

    This report examines how men and women in Mecklenburg County fared during the Great Recession. It examines the overall features of the labor market and analyze some of the residual impacts the recession had on families. The goal of this report is to understand the local conditions for women and men during the recession and how these local conditions compared to those at the national level.
  • Women, Wages and Work- Third Quarterly Report

    This report focuses on the disparity in earnings between men and women across industries in Mecklenburg County. The wage gap or ratio is an often cited statistic to highlight the disparity between the earnings of men and women. Most sources cite the wage gap in the United States being between 75 and 80 percent, meaning women only earn 75 to 80 percent of what men earn.
  • Women and the Great Recession- Fourth Quarterly Report

    This report analyzes how women fared in the workplace at the national level after the Great Recession, which ended in June 2009, compared to their status before it began. This report also compares women to their male counterparts before and after the recession in terms of total job growth, job growth in the public sector, and wages earned.