Pay gap between men and women

Our generation is the witness to America’s first woman secretary of state, Madeleine Albright; the first woman speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and possible first female president if Hillary Clinton gets her wish. Although the equality gap once placed between women is slowly disappearing, the equal pay issue is still elusive, according to a recent study.
The study shows women on average, even in the same fields of work, make only 80% of the salaries their male counterparts earn just one year after college. After 10 years, women earn only 69% of what men earn.


Jen said...

slowly but surely, we're getting to equal terms.

Anonymous said...

that's very sad! i think women end up taking time off for pregnency and child rearing, which give them less work time/experience, and that might be a reson for this difference? either way, its stil sad!

khengsiong said...

Other explanations: men are more likely to relocate and work at night.

Pregnancy definitely affects women's pay. That's the dark side of capitalism.

Kicknit said...

I'm not sure I will ever understand why there is a difference. Every place I have worked, up through middle management, everyone is paid similar wages. Everyone follows the same pay grade.