Project Title: How will COVID-19 Affect the Gender Wage Gap?
BASIS Advisor: Erin Vander Wall and Elizabeth Pittman
Internship Location: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Onsite Mentor: Feng Liu
In the past few years, the gender wage gap has been narrowing progressively. However, the pandemic interfered with this progress towards gender equality. Not only did it interrupt the improvement that has been made, but it also prompted many women to leave the workforce. As many child care centers closed due to COVID-19, mothers left their jobs or took more disposable jobs, which have a more flexible schedule but also a lower wage, in order to take care of their children. At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I am hoping that I can collect data which will reflect how the gender wage gap has changed over the course of the pandemic. In addition, I will be using various online resources to conduct independent research as a supplement to my on site research. By analyzing the data, I hope I can identify trends, show how each group of women were affected by the pandemic, and pinpoint the causes of disparity if there are any. It is important to recognize the flaws in our society in order to contribute to solutions for these problems, which include gender inequality. Gender inequality has been a persistent problem throughout history and it is about time to end it.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! This week’s blog will be a quick reflection of my time at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I wanted to talk about my internship experience because my internship is officially over! Working for the government was really eye-opening. Even though I was only there for a brief […]
Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s blog! Last week, I talked about what the gender wage gap was like before the pandemic happened. (if you haven’t read last week’s blog, I recommend you do so now before reading this week’s blog!) This week I will continue to discuss this topic, but instead, I will […]
Hello and welcome back to my blog! Time is passing by so quickly, and I can’t believe we are a month away from the final presentations! These past couple of weeks I started to do more literary research on the gender wage gap. Since one of the main aspects of my project is to observe […]
Hello and welcome back to my blog. Hope you guys missed me! After finally fixing all the technical issues I had, everything is going much more smoothly, but also slowly. STATA is a hard program to learn and especially for someone who does not have a lot of background in the computer science field (AKA […]
Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title of the blog, this was a slow week. On Monday, I went to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get my computer fixed. After an hour or so I had access to the government website and I was able to use different applications on the computer, […]
Hi everyone! As I mentioned last week, this week I was focusing on familiarizing myself with the program I need for the internship and the research server that is provided to me. My site advisor has been guiding me while also directing me towards different resources that could help me learn this program. Because I […]
Welcome back to my blog everyone! This week was stress relieving because I finally fixed the problems with my computer and software. I also went over the privacy and cybersecurity training in order to carry out my internship. On the other hand, I have been continuing the research for my senior project with my on-site […]
Hello everyone! My name is Mimi Yang and welcome to my blog! For my senior project, I will be working with Mr. Liu, a researcher at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He will be helping me with my research on the gender wage gap and how it has been affected by COVID-19. I hope I […]