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Initiative on the Status of
Women in the UW System

Initiative on the Status of
Women at UW-Green Bay

Status of Women on the
UW-Green Bay Campus

Identified Needs and
Proposed Action Steps

Committee Recommendations

Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix IIa

Appendix III

Appendix IIIa

Appendix IIIb

Appendix IV

 

The Status of Women on the UW-Green Bay Campus - Part 5

There is a limited female counseling staff, despite the predominantly female presence on campus. A majority of female students are of a particularly vulnerable and insecure age group, and may hesitate to see a male counselor.

Safety concerns include a lack of self-defense training and workshops as well as a campus policy and procedure for technology-based risks to personal safety.

In regard to balancing work and personal life, how much people work during off-hours - and how much that work conflicts with personal responsibilities - varies greatly by employment category. Academic staff men and women and male faculty work without compensation on a weekly basis, while women faculty work without compensation on a daily basis. In fact, 52% of the female faculty members indicated working off-hours without compensation on a daily basis, compared to only 38% of their male counterparts.

Childcare expenditures by employees vary according to the number of young children the employee has and the nature of childcare arrangements used. Because male respondents are relying much more heavily on spouses and older children, their childcare expenses are significantly lower. This is true in every employment category. Using the midpoints of the cost ranges to estimate actual expenditures, the estimated weekly childcare expense paid by men and women can be compared. For each respondent, the midpoint of the cost range selected was divided by the number of children five and younger. Overall, employees with children five and younger are estimated to be paying about $72 per week for each of those children, or about $3,600 per child annually. The estimated amount paid by male employees is $52 per week, or about $2,600 per child annually. The estimated amount paid by female employees is $84 per week, or about $4,200 per child annually (see figure 4). The difference between costs for men and women arises because women purchase much more daycare overall and men rely more heavily on their spouses. At UW-Green Bay, female employees are purchasing about 40% more childcare than are male employees.

Care for school-age children after school is "Very Important" to about a third of respondents, but is significantly more important to women than men. The University of Wisconsin System does not offer paid maternity leave.

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