Women and pay


April 23, 2007 in 

There is a new study out that tells us one year out of college – women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn…

Ok – so people see that and go – well 20 cents isn’t that bad

What the headlines do not say is that 10 years out – the 80 cents becomes 69 cents!

So women in the work force – if you have been working 10 years or more – you make 31 cents an hour less than your male counterpart – for equivalent jobs and responsibilities!

These figures have been pretty bad as far back as I can remember. And as one who was denied jobs solely because I was a female – I decided that I would work for me – and have done so with a few scattered attempts at working for others….

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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