Women Can't Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Even though women outperform men in educational attainment, they still earn just 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Women with the same college majors working in the same careers as men still only earn 92 cents for every dollar earned by men. A complex set of reasons has kept this wage disparity in place. At its heart is discrimination in pay for people with the same sets of qualifications and experience. When it comes to career outcomes, women simply can’t win.
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Ridley, Neil; Gulish, Artem (2018)In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries ...