The Gender Pay Gap in the US

The current median salary for women working full-time is about 80 percent of men’s reports the Washington Post in an article by Xaquín G.V., an author described as an “interactive, data and visual journalist”. If you are a data wonk with a love of cool data displays ( and you must be if you are interested in compensation issues) you will enjoy this presentation.

The jist of the article is that the gender pay gap is real but that the causes of the gap are many and more nuanced than just individual choices or corporate discrimination. The pay gap varies depending on occupation, working hours, education, experience, and geography.

The piece delves into the arguments that women choose lower-paying jobs and part-time work and that the pay gap is not present for younger, more educated women.


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