The Gender Income Gap: This Striking Graphic Shows How Wide It Still Is

Nearly four years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law to help equalize pay between men and women, the gender income gap is still too wide.
Actually, it shouldn’t exist at all, which is why the striking graphic below from is so surprising.
Men still make almost 20 percent more than women in nearly all industries, despite women having the same education, with the same tuition price tags and levels of debt upon graduation.
Moreover, women in college achieve higher grade-point averages (GPAs) than men.
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One thought on “The Gender Income Gap: This Striking Graphic Shows How Wide It Still Is

  • February 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    The gender wage gap is – in reality, and based upon academic studies, actually quite small (about 2%). These are the findings when looking at same positions.
    The gender gap presented above seems to believe that all 4 year degree matriculants should be paid the same regardless on the job-holders’ gender. That’s seriously silly!
    I can understand why a chemical engineer with a BS might earn more than someone with a BA in history or journalism. Now, if a female and a male both get out of a school with a BS in Chemical Engineering – with equivalent internship/co-op and other experience, they should be paid the same by the same company. The studies show that they are.
    My wife and I both hold Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management. We’ve seen and reviewed the studies. Even contributed to the research on one. You may not want to believe it, but the truth is that when experience is controlled for, men and women in the same job DO EARN about the same amount of pay (women earn approx 2% less than men).

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