I stumbled across an article on Yahoo! Education today called “Great Jobs that Profit Women: Five Flexible Careers with Man-Sized Paychecks.” The career suggestions were nothing earth-shattering – personal financial advisor, psychologist/therapist, entrepreneur, education administrator and human resources manager. In fact, I think those career choices reflect the sad state of the inequality of men and women in the workplace. At least administrative assistant, customer service representative and paralegal weren’t on the list. Those seem to be the standbys that people suggest for women trying to find flexibility and a decent pay rate. Someday that will change, but I’ll save that inequality discussion for another post.
Today, I’m going to focus on three statistics in this article cited from the National Committe on Pay Equity:
In 2006, women earned approximately 25% less than men in the same jobs with similar qualifications.
The statistic above has not changed significantly for the past decade.
It is estimated that this wage gap will not close until 2057.
Numbers don’t lie. The gender gap is alive and well with no signs of closing anytime soon. What do you think about these statistics?
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