Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Gender Income Gap Data

This time, from researchers at Georgetown University:
[W]omen with the same educational attainment as men earn about a quarter less than their male counterparts over a lifetime. This is consistent with the yearly reported gender earnings gap of 23 percent, which is based on comparing full-time, full-year workers in a single year. For example, over the course of their lifetime, women who obtain a Bachelor’s degree make over $650,000 less than men with the same level of education. The smallest gender gaps within postsecondary educational bands occurs among those with Associate’s degrees and those with Doctoral degrees, where women earn about $400,000 and $600,000 less than men over a lifetime, respectively. However, the largest gender gap in earnings is for those with Professional degrees: men earn about a million dollar more over a lifetime than women with these degrees.

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