Kansas City must do better for women workers
The Kansas City Star
The gender wage gap should be a point of great embarrassment for business, civic and political leaders in the Kansas City area.
It continues to impede growth, and that’s bad. People gathered today at the Kauffman Foundation to discuss this longstanding local and national problem.
It also is the topic of an 18-month study by the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that women trail men in wages regardless of the occupation or education each might have attained.
That disparity affects families and children because women often are the principal caregivers for kids — especially after a divorce. The wage gap must be corrected if the area has hopes of attracting more people and companies.