Since the 1970s, gender inequalities have declined dramatically in the USA, but in the same period, class inequalities rapidly widened, with profound implications for both women and men. This article documents the fact that class inequalities among women in the 21st century USA are greater than ever before. Job segregation by gender declined in elite jobs but remained unchanged in working-class jobs. And endogamous marriage and mating further multiplied inequalities among women. Although public concern about class inequality has surged in recent years, the rapid rise in within-group’ inequalities among women has received far less attention.
Keywords: Gender, class, inequality, women, endogamy