Archive for the ‘Wage Gap’ Category

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation (2012) explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. The report, which uses the latest nationally representative data, compares apples to apples by looking at the pay gap after controlling for various factors known to affect earnings, such as occupation, college major, and hours worked. It also examines one immediate effect that the pay gap has on many women: the heavy burden of student loan debt. (Continue Reading…)


Final Report

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration

CONSAD Research Corporation

The gender wage gap, the observed difference between wages paid to women and wages paid to men, has
been a source of both political controversy and economic research throughout the past several decades.
The gap is commonly measured as the ratio of the median earnings of women and the median earnings of
men, which indicates the proportion of the median male earnings that the median female earnings
represent. When the ratio is calculated for all men and women who are paid wages or salaries, or for all
wage and salary earners who work full-time and year-round, the measure is often called the raw gender
wage gap… (Continue Reading…)


Now for the latest salvo in the wage gap myth, a report entitled “Graduating to a Pay Gap” from the American Association of University Women.

Authored by AAUW anthropologist Christianne Corbett and Director of Research Catherine Hill, the press release states that “just one year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers. Women are paid less than men even when they do the same work and major in the same field.”

The AAUW recommends passing more pay equity legislation, such as the failed Paycheck Fairness Act, to require firms to provide more information to the government about pay practices and increase penalties for discrimination…. (Continue Reading…)

By : Christina Hoff sommers.
If you believe women suffer systemic wage discrimination, read the new American Association of University Women (AAUW) study Graduating to a Pay Gap. Bypass the verbal sleights of hand and take a hard look at the numbers. Women are close to achieving the goal of equal pay for equal work. They may be there already.

How many times have you heard that, for the same work, women receive 77 cents for every dollar a man earns? This alleged unfairness is the basis for the annual Equal Pay Day observed each year about mid-April to symbolize how far into the current year women have to work to catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year. If the AAUW is right, Equal Pay Day will now have to be moved to early January… (Continue Reading…)

The Wage Gap Myth

Posted: December 19, 2013 in Wage Gap

Friday, April 12, 2002
by Denise Venable

Tuesday, April 16, 2002, is Equal Pay Day – the day on which many organizations protest wage discrimination between men and women. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for all women is about three-quarters that of men, although the results vary significantly among demographic groups. Feminist organizations and some politicians point to these statistics as evidence of the United States as a patriarchal society that discriminates against women. But a closer examination leads to a different conclusion.

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