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An overview of the gap between the men and womens wages in the united states

By Nikki GrafAnna Brown and Eileen Patten The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so.

Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 47 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2017.

  1. Fewer men said the same.
  2. Even though women have increased their presence in higher-paying jobs traditionally dominated by men, such as professional and managerial positions, women as a whole continue to be overrepresented in lower-paying occupations.
  3. Women in this age group earned 89 cents for every dollar a man in the same age group earned.

Our analysis finds that the 2017 wage gap was smaller for adults ages 25 to 34 than for all workers ages 16 and older. Women in this age group earned 89 cents for every dollar a man in the same age group earned.

For young women, the gap has narrowed even more over time. In 1980, women ages 25 to 34 earned 33 cents less than their male counterparts, compared with 11 cents in 2017.

Why does a gender pay gap still persist? The narrowing of the gap is attributable in large part to gains women have made in each of these dimensions.

But other factors that are difficult to measure, including gender discrimination, may contribute to the ongoing wage discrepancy. One of the most commonly reported forms of discrimination focused on earnings inequality. Both men and women see inequalities in the workplace: Family caregiving responsibilities, particularly motherhood, can lead to interruptions in career paths for women and can have an impact on long-term earnings.

In a 2013 surveywomen were more likely than men to say they had taken breaks from their careers to care for their family.

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

Fewer men said the same. Our 2016 survey of workers who have taken parental, family or medical leave in the past two years found that mothers typically take more time off than fathers after birth or adoption. The median length of leave among mothers after the birth or adoption of their child was 11 weeks, compared with one week for fathers.

  1. For young women, the gap has narrowed even more over time.
  2. In a 2013 survey , women were more likely than men to say they had taken breaks from their careers to care for their family.
  3. Why does a gender pay gap still persist? Our analysis finds that the 2017 wage gap was smaller for adults ages 25 to 34 than for all workers ages 16 and older.
  4. For young women, the gap has narrowed even more over time. This is an update of a post originally published April 8, 2014.
  5. Fewer men said the same. Both men and women see inequalities in the workplace.

Mothers were also nearly twice as likely as fathers to say taking time off had a negative impact on their job or career. Even though women have increased their presence in higher-paying jobs traditionally dominated by men, such as professional and managerial positions, women as a whole continue to be overrepresented in lower-paying occupations.

This may also contribute to gender differences in pay. This is an update of a post originally published April 8, 2014.