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In spite of its narrowing, the gender pay gap persists. Why is this? In our survey, women were more likely to say they had taken career interruptions to care for their family. And research has shown that these types of interruptions can have an impact on long-term earnings. Roughly four-in-ten mothers say they have taken a significant amount of time off from work (39%) or reduced their work hours (42%) to care for a child or other family member. Roughly a quarter (27%) say they have quit work altogether to take care of these familial responsibilities. (Fewer men say the same. For example, just 24% of fathers say they have taken a significant amount of time off to care for a child or other family member.)
"The first year out of college is the prime time for women and men to make comparable earnings: they are young, childless, and have just as much inexperience as their male counterparts. But women make less than men in their first year after graduating, even when factors such as schools, grades, majors, and others are taken into account. That educational gap will follow them no matter how much more higher learning they invest in: at any educational level, a man with the same degree earns more, on average."
originally posted by: sdubya
a reply to: Edumakated
What do you think about the claim that girls are pressured by society to take up careers that are less financially rewarding?
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
Who cares about the wage gap between men & women, wage disparity as a whole is the only real problem.
85 people having more accumulated wealth than 3.5billion is ludicrous. The system deserves to totally collapse & take all of us with it.