Gender Wage Gap
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 273 , Segment 4
Episode: South China Sea, Financial Equality in Marriage, Wage Gap
- Apr 13, 2016 9:00 pm
- 16:53 mins
Guest: Jessica Kirkpatrick, PhD, Lead Product Data Scientist for Hired Women working full-time in the United States make only 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. So a woman looking to earn as much money as a man did all of last year would have to work last year and the first few months of this year – up until April 12 – yesterday, which is known as Equal Pay Day. But there’s an interesting exception to this well-documented wage gap: in the sales, marketing and technology fields it turns out that young women fresh out of college end up with salaries 7% above what men are offered for the same jobs. The finding comes from a report compiled by the jobs website Hired.