Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?

03 Feb 2016 05:58 7,360
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In which John examines the complex and tangled question of the gender wage gap, and looks at some of the reasons why women who work full time are paid less than men who work full time.


The pay gap increases as workers age, and there is a pay gap across all education and experience levels and in almost all professions. Also, the pay gap is larger for women of color, across all education and experience levels:

The size of the gender pay gap depends on how you calculate it, but discrimination is a big factor in the pay gap: and

The gender wage gap for MBA graduates increases over time:

Women's pay goes down on average relative to men once there are kids in a family; men's pay goes up.

A really interesting, nuanced interview with an economist who studies the gender pay gap:

The wage gap won't close at this rate until 2056:

An analysis of the role race plays in the gender wage gap:

The gender wage gap is 10 cents in New Zealand, and 37 cents in South Korea:

The exhaustive and at times exhausting wikipedia article about the gender wage gap:

In the U.S. (and most countries), most unpaid work is done by women:

There's a pay gap among librarians, and male librarians are disproportionately likely to become directors: and

Great overall information (if a limited data set) from payscale:

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