Growing internet uptake could risk widening gender inequality

As internet rollout continues to gain pace in developing countries, experts have warned that it could risk perpetuating and even exacerbating existing gender inequalities. New research from the International Telecommunication Union, which is a United Nations specialized agency, found that despite rising global internet penetration, a subsequent digital gender gap could potentially hinder women’s access to education, healthcare and other government services. The digital gender gap is defined as t


As internet rollout continues to gain pace in developing countries, experts have warned that it could risk perpetuating and even exacerbating existing gender inequalities.
New research from the International Telecommunication Union, which is a United Nations specialized agency, found that despite rising global internet penetration, a subsequent digital gender gap could potentially hinder women’s access to education, healthcare and other government services.
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Growing internet uptake could risk widening gender inequality

As internet rollout continues to gain pace in developing countries, experts have warned that it could risk perpetuating and even exacerbating existing gender inequalities.

New research from the International Telecommunication Union, which is a United Nations specialized agency, found that despite rising global internet penetration, a subsequent digital gender gap could potentially hinder women’s access to education, healthcare and other government services.

The digital gender gap is defined as the gap between men and women’s access to technology.

Today, some 4.1 billion people globally — or 53.6% of the population — have access to the internet. Yet, according to the ITU, that accessibility is significantly skewed in favor of men. Globally, 58% of all men have access to the internet, versus less than half (48%) of woman.

That gap is especially visible in Asia Pacific, Africa and the Arab States, where, according to the report, it is growing.


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Pete Buttigieg’s women’s rights agenda includes nominating a cabinet that’s 50% women

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a 26-page women’s rights agenda on Thursday that outlines how he will make women’s advancement inside and outside of the workforce a top priority if elected president. In the detailed document, Buttigieg says he would close the leadership gap that women currently face by nominating at least 50% women to cabinet positions and judicial seats in his administration, if he were elected. Additionally, he pledges to reinstate the White House Council on


South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a 26-page women’s rights agenda on Thursday that outlines how he will make women’s advancement inside and outside of the workforce a top priority if elected president.
In the detailed document, Buttigieg says he would close the leadership gap that women currently face by nominating at least 50% women to cabinet positions and judicial seats in his administration, if he were elected.
Additionally, he pledges to reinstate the White House Council on
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Pete Buttigieg's women's rights agenda includes nominating a cabinet that's 50% women

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a 26-page women’s rights agenda on Thursday that outlines how he will make women’s advancement inside and outside of the workforce a top priority if elected president.

In the detailed document, Buttigieg says he would close the leadership gap that women currently face by nominating at least 50% women to cabinet positions and judicial seats in his administration, if he were elected. Additionally, he pledges to reinstate the White House Council on Women and Girls that was formed under the Obama administration to ensure gender equality is at the forefront of policy decisions.

Similar to the promises many of the other democratic presidential candidates have already pledged, Buttigieg says he would close the gender pay gap women face at work (but did not provide many details on how he would do that), and he would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave to “all working Americans.”

Though his plan around child care is vague in his proposal, the Indiana mayor says he would also make childcare free for families in need, as a “lack of access to high-quality, affordable child care prevents women from joining or remaining in the workforce.” Buttigieg also adds that he would invest $10 billion to end workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination, as these issues “deprive women of income and opportunities to advance at work.”


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‘Never back down’—How to negotiate for a raise like Megan Rapinoe

But Rapinoe says this balancing act is part and parcel of being a female athlete. In the United States, women work longer hours of unpaid labor, doing tasks like cleaning, child care and taking care of sick family members, compared to men. When you add both paid and unpaid work together, women work longer hours and still must spend time and energy advocating for themselves. When you do face challenges, Rapinoe suggests finding a group of peers you can rely on for support. If Rapinoe’s current ba


But Rapinoe says this balancing act is part and parcel of being a female athlete.
In the United States, women work longer hours of unpaid labor, doing tasks like cleaning, child care and taking care of sick family members, compared to men.
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'Never back down'—How to negotiate for a raise like Megan Rapinoe

According to the lawsuit, if the men’s and women’s teams won each of the 20 non-tournament games they are contractually required to play, women’s team players would earn a maximum of $99,000 ($4,950 per game), while men’s team players would earn $263,320 ($13,166 per game).

To be sure, few athletes have schedules as packed as Rapinoe. This year, the 2019 FIFA best women’s player award-winner helped the United States clinch a record-breaking fourth World Cup championship and co-founded a business — all while leading her team through their lawsuit against the USSF for gender discrimination and unequal pay.

“The attention’s not exhausting,” she says. “The logistics of it all is exhausting.”

From the outside, all the activity and attention seem exhausting.

The player is currently in the training for the 2020 Summer Olympics and is also involved in highly-publicized negotiations with the U.S. Soccer Federation. She is also being constantly pulled for photos and interviews.

It’s a rainy Wednesday on the night of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Annual Salute and Megan Rapinoe, midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Team, is about to win an award for being the 2019 Team Sportswoman of the Year.

Megan Rapinoe accepts her WSF Sportswoman Of The Year Award (Team Sport) at The Women’s Sports Foundation’s 40th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala, celebrating the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire at Cipriani Wall Street on October 16, 2019 in New York City.

Balancing her commitments on and off the field is an imperfect art, she admits.

“In order for me to be my absolute best [in soccer], I have to not do anything else,” she tells CNBC Make It. “But in order for me to capitalize on everything that I’m doing on the field, I have to be pulled away from what I’m doing.”

But Rapinoe says this balancing act is part and parcel of being a female athlete.

“It’s what female athletes do. We have to do everything,” she says. “Not only do we have to do everything you need for our sport, we have to maximize everything financially outside of our sport, which takes days and time and flights. And then there’s the advocacy part.”

This balancing act is something many women can relate to. In the United States, women work longer hours of unpaid labor, doing tasks like cleaning, child care and taking care of sick family members, compared to men. When you add both paid and unpaid work together, women work longer hours and still must spend time and energy advocating for themselves.

Economists estimate that the U.S. gender pay gap — the gap between the median salaries of all working men and women in the U.S. — is about 80 cents earned by women for every dollar earned by a man. For black, Latina and Native American women, this gap is even wider.

Rapinoe’s advice to women who are working on balancing it all while advocating and negotiating for themselves is simple: “Do not back down,” she says. “You’re probably going against your employer or your boss and it can be very daunting, but believe in yourself and believe in what you’re doing and just don’t back down.”

When you do face challenges, Rapinoe suggests finding a group of peers you can rely on for support.

“It’s hard sometimes, but seek out other women or networks to boost your confidence,” she explains. “We’re really lucky being on a team; we have 23 other women. If ever you’re feeling a wavering moment, everyone’s like ‘We’ve got this!’ We’re lucky in that sense.

“But yeah, just never back down.”

As for the USWNT’s negotiations, the team isn’t showing signs of backing down either. In August, mediation talks between the USWNT and the USSF fell apart, and the case is scheduled to go to trial on May 5, 2020, if a resolution is not found.

Rapinoe says she hopes the two groups can come to a settlement before then. “I don’t think a really public trial is in their best interest for sure, but hopefully not ours,” she says. “It’s gonna take a lot of time and energy on everyone’s part to go through a whole public trial.”

If Rapinoe’s current balancing act is any evidence, it seems she is prepared to give her time and energy to the cause.

“Hopefully it ends in something that both sides feel good about,” she says.

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Why Kristen Bell snacks on carbs rather than veggies and protein and uses CBD oil for stress

The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” and Disney’s “Frozen 2” told Women’s Health that she relies on carbohydrates to keep her mentally sharp. “I find that through conscious eating, I’m able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet,” Bell told Women’s Health. Beyond her diet, Bell has leaned in to some other buzzy wellness trends to keep her mental health in check. She also told Women’s Health that she adds adaptogens to her smoothies — adaptogens are herbal compounds that a


The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” and Disney’s “Frozen 2” told Women’s Health that she relies on carbohydrates to keep her mentally sharp. “I find that through conscious eating, I’m able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet,” Bell told Women’s Health. Beyond her diet, Bell has leaned in to some other buzzy wellness trends to keep her mental health in check. She also told Women’s Health that she adds adaptogens to her smoothies — adaptogens are herbal compounds that a
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Why Kristen Bell snacks on carbs rather than veggies and protein and uses CBD oil for stress

When Kristen Bell is on set, her go-to snack is not what you might expect from a Hollywood actress: It’s a salt bagel with cream cheese.

The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” and Disney’s “Frozen 2” told Women’s Health that she relies on carbohydrates to keep her mentally sharp.

“I have to eat carbs because I have to memorize 11 pages of dialogue,” Bell said in an interview for the November issue. “And I can’t do that eating spinach and chicken.”

Although low-carb diets, such as the ketogenic diet, have gained popularity in recent years, carbohydrates are the body’s most readily-available source of energy and convert to glucose, the main source of fuel for your brain.

A longtime vegetarian, Bell’s diet does include protein and veggies. She eats protein shakes made from plant-based protein sources such as pea protein or hemp milk. And for lunch she typically eats salads and will make a chickpea pasta dish for dinner. Despite the trendy ingredients, Bell says husband Dax Shepard shops at an affordable grocery chain, not a fancy one.

Bell added that she doesn’t restrict herself when it comes to food. “I find that through conscious eating, I’m able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet,” Bell told Women’s Health. (Conscious or “mindful” eating is a non-diet approach that encourages people to pay attention to and notice their food choices and habits without judgement.)

Beyond her diet, Bell has leaned in to some other buzzy wellness trends to keep her mental health in check.

For example, Bell, who has says she has struggled with anxiety and depression since she was 18, takes a dropper of cannabidiol (CBD) oil on her tongue to help manage anxiety. (Some studies show CBD to be effective for anxiety, including insomnia.)

She also told Women’s Health that she adds adaptogens to her smoothies — adaptogens are herbal compounds that are supposed to work with or “adapt to” your body’s stress response to reduce it. (At the moment there is very limited scientific evidence that adaptogens can combat the physiological effects of stress, and adaptogen supplements aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.)

In addition to these holistic remedies, Bell said she takes antidepressants to help with “waves of serotonin imbalance” and still goes to therapy. In the past, she’s revealed that she goes to couple’s therapy with Shepherd.

Exercise is another habit that has increased her focus and physical strength. She takes a Pilates-inspired workout class at the boutique gym Studio Metamorphosis three times a week.

After a workout, “I feel so much more centered, patient, capable,” Bell told Women’s Health. “It sets the next 48 hours for me.”

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Walmart to sell online women’s apparel brand ModCloth to Go Global Retail

Walmart is selling online women’s apparel business ModCloth, which it acquired in March 2017, to Go Global Retail, the companies announced Friday afternoon. A press release said Go Global Retail will invest primarily in building out ModCloth’s website, as ModCloth operates as a freestanding and independent fashion brand. Go Global Retail, founded in 2011, is a brand investment platform that has worked with other apparel companies including VF Corp., Guess and Billabong, according to its website.


Walmart is selling online women’s apparel business ModCloth, which it acquired in March 2017, to Go Global Retail, the companies announced Friday afternoon. A press release said Go Global Retail will invest primarily in building out ModCloth’s website, as ModCloth operates as a freestanding and independent fashion brand. Go Global Retail, founded in 2011, is a brand investment platform that has worked with other apparel companies including VF Corp., Guess and Billabong, according to its website.
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Walmart to sell online women's apparel brand ModCloth to Go Global Retail

Walmart is selling online women’s apparel business ModCloth, which it acquired in March 2017, to Go Global Retail, the companies announced Friday afternoon.

A Walmart spokesperson declined to comment on the terms of the deal.

A press release said Go Global Retail will invest primarily in building out ModCloth’s website, as ModCloth operates as a freestanding and independent fashion brand. Go Global Retail, founded in 2011, is a brand investment platform that has worked with other apparel companies including VF Corp., Guess and Billabong, according to its website.

ModCloth was founded in 2002 as a trendy apparel business, selling its bright-colored sweaters and patterned dresses mainly online and targeting women ages 18 to 35. It’s since opened a handful of stores where customers can try on items but inventory can’t be taken home. Instead, they’re able to order them, at no cost for shipping. ModCloth is also sold in Nordstrom.

For Walmart, its deal to buy ModCloth about two years ago was part of a bigger push to grow online, following its acquisition of Jet.com in 2016, where it also gained Marc Lore, who heads up Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce business. The price tag of the ModCloth deal also wasn’t disclosed at that time.

For the most part, Walmart has kept these younger and trendier brands — such as plus-size apparel brand Eloquii and men’s apparel maker Bonobos — out of its own stores and off its website, so as not to dilute the way shoppers view them. Instead, it’s used the deals to gain talent and to learn more about their customers.

But those acquisition efforts have recently stalled, with Walmart’s e-commerce business losing money and some of its acquisitions, including ModCloth and Bonobos, remaining unprofitable, according to a report from Vox.

Instead, Lore and Bonobos co-founder Andy Dunn, who had played a key role in Walmart’s string of start-up acquisitions, have both said Walmart plans to focus more on incubating its own brands for the foreseeable future. It launched a direct-to-consumer mattress brand called Allswell last year, for example.

Ashley Hubka, senior vice president of corporate strategy, development and partnerships at Walmart, said in a statement Friday: “We believe that ModCloth’s strong brand equity positions it for growth in the future. We feel good about the progress at ModCloth and believe that Go Global’s team and scale out strategy presents an attractive opportunity for the employees and customers of this beloved brand.”

The companies said the deal is expected to close later this year.


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Only 1.6% of Americans’ charitable giving goes toward nonprofits helping women and girls

Americans gave $6.3 billion to nonprofits focused on women and girls in 2016, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. “There is a lack of investment in women and girls in this country,” says Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. And not just in the health-care sector, which WPI found received the biggest chunk of the total funding directed toward women and girls. Yet even though so few dollars are going to women


Americans gave $6.3 billion to nonprofits focused on women and girls in 2016, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. “There is a lack of investment in women and girls in this country,” says Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. And not just in the health-care sector, which WPI found received the biggest chunk of the total funding directed toward women and girls. Yet even though so few dollars are going to women
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Only 1.6% of Americans' charitable giving goes toward nonprofits helping women and girls

Americans are incredibly generous when it comes to opening up their pockets for worthy causes. But a new report finds that philanthropic support wanes when it comes to nonprofits dedicated to addressing breast cancer, childhood malnutrition, female entrepreneurship and domestic violence — in other words, women’s issues.

Americans gave $6.3 billion to nonprofits focused on women and girls in 2016, according to a comprehensive report released Thursday from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. The Institute identified 45,000 organizations registered in the U.S. that it deemed “dedicated to serving primarily women and girls” or closely-associated causes such as domestic violence, Tessa Skidmore, the project manager for the report, tells CNBC Make It.

That includes organizations such as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the National Women’s Law Center and YWCA chapters around the country.

And while $6.3 billion may sound like a substantial level of funds, it actually only represents about 1.6% of the total charitable giving Americans put forward in 2016. To put that in perspective, Americans gave a total of $396.5 billion that year, with the biggest chunk, $123.8 billion, earmarked toward religious organizations.

“There is a lack of investment in women and girls in this country,” says Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. “The Women’s March and some of these other movements are heightening a conversation, but I’m not sure how that’s trickling down to the small grassroots orgs that are doing the work within their communities.”

Younger, who tells CNBC Make It that she lives this reality everyday, notes there needs to be “intentional support” of the organizations that have been put in place to help lift up, empower and build the power of women and girls. And not just in the health-care sector, which WPI found received the biggest chunk of the total funding directed toward women and girls.

Yet even though so few dollars are going to women and girls, nonprofits are still able to have significant impact, Younger says. About 71% of nonprofits dedicated to women and girls have budgets of less than $50,000 — and that includes staff wages and benefits. The report speculates this may be due to a heavy reliance on volunteers, but Skidmore says more research is needed.

“In most cases, usually women are running very efficient organizations and paying themselves and relying on the kindness of their communities to allow them to do the work that needs to be done,” Younger says.


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Dick’s Sporting Goods is turning to women to fuel its turnaround

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Dick’s Sporting Goods might be best known as the place for a Little League Baseball coach to stop in for new gloves, a high-school basketball player to buy sneakers or an amateur golfer to pick up a new putter. The effort comes as Dick’s Sporting Goods is beginning to pull itself out of a sales slump. Shares of Dick’s Sporting Goods are up more than 30% this year, with more investors betting on a successful turnaround. Overall, Dick’s Sporting Goods brought in sales of $8.4 bil


CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Dick’s Sporting Goods might be best known as the place for a Little League Baseball coach to stop in for new gloves, a high-school basketball player to buy sneakers or an amateur golfer to pick up a new putter. The effort comes as Dick’s Sporting Goods is beginning to pull itself out of a sales slump. Shares of Dick’s Sporting Goods are up more than 30% this year, with more investors betting on a successful turnaround. Overall, Dick’s Sporting Goods brought in sales of $8.4 bil
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Dick's Sporting Goods is turning to women to fuel its turnaround

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Dick’s Sporting Goods might be best known as the place for a Little League Baseball coach to stop in for new gloves, a high-school basketball player to buy sneakers or an amateur golfer to pick up a new putter.

But the sporting goods retailer, now the last national player left standing and so a category killer in its industry, wants more women to shop there, realizing it’s always placed a bigger emphasis on men. To do this, it is making sure it has the products women are looking for.

“We’ve been somewhat maniacal with the brands about a lack of product assortment for girls and women. … We get a lot of complaints, understandably, from either girls or parents of girls who don’t feel like when they go into the store there’s enough product at all levels … and product for them,” President Lauren Hobart said at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference earlier this month.

“We’ve got our own private brands that we’re trying to [use to] address the issue … and we’re doing everything we can to get the [national] brands to meet it,” she said.

The effort comes as Dick’s Sporting Goods is beginning to pull itself out of a sales slump. Sales at stores open for at least 12 months were up 3.2% in the latest quarter, following seven consecutive quarters of either flat growth or losses. A successful attempt to woo more female customers could help boost the business overall, and keep it growing.

Shares of Dick’s Sporting Goods are up more than 30% this year, with more investors betting on a successful turnaround. The company has been strengthening its relationships with top brands such as Nike and Adidas and adding more touch-and-feel opportunities in stores. It’s also growing its private labels for apparel and accessories, which is where women are becoming a bigger focus.

The company has said it expects its private brands to reach $2 billion in sales “over time.” Overall, Dick’s Sporting Goods brought in sales of $8.4 billion in 2018, down about 1.8% from the prior year.

A portion of that growth stems from Calia, a women’s brand Dick’s Sporting Goods launched nearly five years ago. It is now the No. 2 women’s apparel brand in stores, based on sales. And then there’s DSG, an in-house brand it launched last month, that includes an expanded women’s line.

“I think we’ve always had women in mind … but within the last two years it has been an overt conversation about women being at the forefront,” Carrie Guffey, vice president and general merchandise manager of footwear and women’s athletic apparel, said in an interview. “I think the national brands certainly are acknowledging there is a level of sophistication right now trending in the marketplace.”


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Indra Nooyi has advice for stamping out workplace bias

Indra Nooyi knows what it’s like to be the outsider at work. As an Indian woman who kickstarted her career in 1980’s corporate America, she had to fight for years to make herself seen before famously taking the helm as PepsiCo’s first female CEO in 2006. “I worked harder than anyone else … so that people didn’t look at me as a woman, a woman of color, an immigrant,” the 63-year-old said recently at Women’s Forum Asia in Singapore. Women and minorities are now better represented in universities


Indra Nooyi knows what it’s like to be the outsider at work. As an Indian woman who kickstarted her career in 1980’s corporate America, she had to fight for years to make herself seen before famously taking the helm as PepsiCo’s first female CEO in 2006. “I worked harder than anyone else … so that people didn’t look at me as a woman, a woman of color, an immigrant,” the 63-year-old said recently at Women’s Forum Asia in Singapore. Women and minorities are now better represented in universities
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Indra Nooyi has advice for stamping out workplace bias

Indra Nooyi knows what it’s like to be the outsider at work.

As an Indian woman who kickstarted her career in 1980’s corporate America, she had to fight for years to make herself seen before famously taking the helm as PepsiCo’s first female CEO in 2006.

“I worked harder than anyone else … so that people didn’t look at me as a woman, a woman of color, an immigrant,” the 63-year-old said recently at Women’s Forum Asia in Singapore.

Times have since changed, she noted. Women and minorities are now better represented in universities and workplaces, and many companies say they are striving for greater diversity and inclusion.

But there remains a long way to go, continued Nooyi, who called on fellow business leaders to take a more active role in forwarding progress.


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Birth control access has contributed to women’s wage increases, says new study

Of course, there are many factors that could impact women’s future earnings that are not directly related to birth control, the researchers said. It is not possible to control a study for all of those factors, including family wealth, personality traits, soft skills, talents and aspirations. For the study, Bernstein and Jones took a historic look at birth control and found that while access to contraception increased over the decades, so did women’s ability to continue their education, remain in


Of course, there are many factors that could impact women’s future earnings that are not directly related to birth control, the researchers said. It is not possible to control a study for all of those factors, including family wealth, personality traits, soft skills, talents and aspirations. For the study, Bernstein and Jones took a historic look at birth control and found that while access to contraception increased over the decades, so did women’s ability to continue their education, remain in
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Birth control access has contributed to women's wage increases, says new study

For women, having access to contraception at a young age may affect how much money they earn in their 30s and 40s, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released Wednesday.

The report examined the relationship between contraceptive access in the U.S. and a number of outcomes, including educational attainment, labor force participation, career outcomes and earnings. The findings come from decades of research on the economic impact of contraceptive access.

Women who have access to legal contraception beginning at ages 18 to 21 make 5% more per hour and 11% more per year by the time they’re 40, compared to those who don’t, according to the report. That translates to about 63 cents more per hour and $2,200 more per year.

The reason? Having access to birth control measures such as the pill allows women to delay having children, which means they can invest in higher education and choose an occupation, the study’s authors, Anna Bernstein and Kelly M. Jones, noted.

The data came from interviews that were conducted between 1968 and 2003 and published in a 2012 study, but all the numbers have been converted to represent the dollar amount as of the year 2000, Jones tells CNBC Make It. (As a result, the calculation of 63 cents per hour and $2,200 per year is in 2000-era dollars.)

Of course, there are many factors that could impact women’s future earnings that are not directly related to birth control, the researchers said. It is not possible to control a study for all of those factors, including family wealth, personality traits, soft skills, talents and aspirations.

For the study, Bernstein and Jones took a historic look at birth control and found that while access to contraception increased over the decades, so did women’s ability to continue their education, remain in the workforce and earn more.

Their findings gel with other research on the widespread effects of birth control: Contraceptive access has been shown to increase women’s college enrollment by 12% to 20%. The 15% bump in the women’s labor force participation that happened from 1970 to 1990 was largely due to the pill, according to Bernstein and Jones.

On the other hand, an early birth has been shown to disrupt or delay women’s ability to pursue secondary schooling and can have significant effects on their earning potential.

For example, a 2011 study found that women who have their first child fresh out of high school earn 30 fewer college credits than those who waited seven or more years to have kids. Each subsequent birth can further those effects, particularly for low-income households, according to the report.

Also, a study published in 2018 found that having children decreases women’s earnings in Denmark over time, but not men’s. When they had children, men’s incomes still stayed on par with their peers who had no children.

Bernstein and Jones said the study is important because “the knowledge that [a woman] will have the future ability to control whether and when to have a child can shape a young woman’s aspirations and life plans.”

Contraceptives give women the freedom to invest in their human capital, and develop economic security, they added.

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Mediation between US women’s team and US Soccer fall apart—now the two sides may face off in court

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States the United States international friendly match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl on August 3, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The United States won the match 3-0. In the midst of a five-game victory tour following their World Cup win, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is also preparing for the 2020 Olympics and engaged in a heated legal battle with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay. Now, representatives for the team say they have left


Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States the United States international friendly match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl on August 3, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The United States won the match 3-0. In the midst of a five-game victory tour following their World Cup win, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is also preparing for the 2020 Olympics and engaged in a heated legal battle with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay. Now, representatives for the team say they have left
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Mediation between US women's team and US Soccer fall apart—now the two sides may face off in court

Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States the United States international friendly match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl on August 3, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The United States won the match 3-0.

In the midst of a five-game victory tour following their World Cup win, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is also preparing for the 2020 Olympics and engaged in a heated legal battle with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay. Now, representatives for the team say they have left a mediation process meant to avoid an appearance in federal court. “We entered this week’s mediation with representatives of USSF full of hope. Today, we must conclude these meetings sorely disappointed in the Federation’s determination to perpetuate fundamentally discriminatory workplace conditions and behavior,” Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the USWNT says in a statement shared with CNBC Make It. “It is clear that USSF, including its Board of Directors and President Carlos Cordeiro, fully intend to continue to compensate women players less than men. They will not succeed. We want all of our fans, sponsors, peers around the world, and women everywhere to know we are undaunted and will eagerly look forward to a jury trial.”

The USWNT observe a moment of silence prior to the United States international friendly match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl on August 3, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The United States won the match 3-0. Shaun Clark/Getty Images

According to The New York Times, representatives agreed to meet in secret in New York this week for mediation sessions that “were to be the most substantive face-to-face discussions between the team and the federation about equal pay and other workplace issues since they hammered out the details of the players’ current collective bargaining agreement in April 2017. ” After saying it would make no statements to the media about mediation, U.S. Soccer responded within hours, according to the Times, with its own statement. “We have said numerous times that our goal is to find a resolution, and during mediation we had hoped we would be able to address the issues in a respectful manner and reach an agreement,” U.S. Soccer said. “Unfortunately, instead of allowing mediation to proceed in a considerate manner, plaintiffs’ counsel took an aggressive and ultimately unproductive approach that follows months of presenting misleading information to the public in an effort to perpetuate confusion.” The volley is just the most recent in a dispute that has spanned years. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in March, 28 members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination and unequal pay. But in June, sources confirmed that the team “tentatively” agreed to enter mediation with USSF after the World Cup ended, and as recently as Monday, the team felt optimistic about the mediation process. “In the coming days, we will sit down with representatives of USSF to discuss equal pay and equal working conditions, and we are full of hope. We believe that this conversation with USSF is a singular opportunity to resolve our differences and to move forward together, unified,” read a letter signed by USWNT players on August 12th.


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