In Today’s Wage Gap News
Women earned 76.5 cents for every dollar that men did last year, moving no closer to narrowing a gender pay gap that has barely budged in almost a decade.
Okay, so the news is that there is no news and that the wage gap is still what it has been for a while.
The pay gap persists in part because men are more likely to pursue college majors and advanced degrees in fields that lead to higher-paying careers.
Which is somewhat related to the post I had last week about women not always choosing the lucrative job when choosing a lucrative area of study. But!
Discrimination remains a factor, albeit one that is difficult to document and measure.
Sorry, Hanna Rosin.