SocraticGadfly: Gender gap in pay still exists

August 23, 2008

Gender gap in pay still exists

It’s just being covered up by more women entering the workforce.
“Though decades of economic research suggest men and women are equalizing in the labor market, the notion that today’s working women are being paid more and treated better than ever before is simply wrong,” said researcher Yona Rubinstein, an economist at Brown University in Rhode Island. “While there may be more women holding high-power positions today, they are still being paid as their counterparts were three decades ago.”

In short, a demand for brains over brawn led more skilled women into the workforce, with more full-time positions, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. Since then, we’ve flatlined.

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