New Report on Wage Gap
The American Association of University Women released a new report on the pay gap this week.
The report, entitled Behind the Pay Gap, reveals that just a year out of college women earn 80% of what their male counterparts earn. However, ten years after graduation women fall further behind, earning only 69% of what men do. The research shows this gap exists despite the fact that women outperform men in school. Even controlling for hours, occupation, parenthood, and other factors that affect earnings, the research indicates that one-quarter of the pay gap remains unexplained and is likely due to sex discrimination.
The report also found:
The report is available for download at the AAUW website.