Labor & Employment Literature Watch: Pay equity and the gender pay gap
Over the past few years, gender pay equity has become an increasingly prevalent topic in the news, popular culture, and politics. Take, for example, the case...
Sara Muehlenbein is an associate principal in the Labor and Employment Practice at CRA.
As a labor economist, Dr. Muehlenbein specializes in empirical research, applying statistical techniques in the analysis of program evaluation, and firm-level employment decisions. She conducts, designs, and directs data driven analysis of various issues in labor and employment litigation for class and collective action discrimination cases, single plaintiff cases, and federal and state wage and hour matters.
Dr. Muehlenbein analyzes issues related to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Equal Pay Act. In these endeavors Dr. Muehlenbein assists clients in the collection and production of data; designing and building databases for statistical analysis; guiding teams in complex data analysis; estimating economic damages; mediation and litigation support; and in preparing expert reports and the rebuttal of opposing expert work for labor and employment litigation cases.
In addition, Dr. Muehlenbein has extensive experience using administrative data in applied research, the post-secondary education sector, and program evaluation. Prior to joining CRA, she spent several years at as a graduate student teaching and as a researcher at the Texas Schools Project working extensively with administrative data in various research endeavors.