Monday, October 04, 2010

GAO Says Female Managers Still Earn Less Than Male Counterparts

GAO Says Female Managers Still Earn Less Than Male Counterparts:
"Women with children had lower salaries than those without: Mothers earned 79 cents for every buck a man took home in 2007, but childfree women earned 83 cents for every dollar a man earned.

'We found that being a mother was associated with lower pay,' Andrew Sherrill, director of education, work force and income security for the GAO, said at the Joint Economic Committee hearing."
Gee, really? Having a major outside commitment affects your job? You don't say.

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sara star said...

83 cents! That still sucks, needs to be fixed pronto!

L.T. said...

Does it? What if it is a result of women choosing lesser paying careers they love, and a male tendency to take high-paying jobs that make them miserable?

If we find that women are being paid less for the same job, being discriminated against, or given fewer career choices, then we need to act. Until then, we have a symptom that might not have a disease.