There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

Recent studies have shown that the wage gap shrinks—or even reverses—when relevant factors are taken into account and comparisons are made between men and women in similar circumstances. In a 2010 study of single, childless urban workers between the ages of 22 and 30, the research firm Reach Advisors found that women earned an average of 8% more than their male counterparts. Given that women are outpacing men in educational attainment, and that our ... Full Story »

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Lily Duffy
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by Lily Duffy - Apr. 13, 2011

This is good journalism because Lukas uses lots of facts and figures from credible sources to shed light on a claim that many have regarded as an undisputed truth for years. She highlights major discrepancies to clearly explain why she believes that the male-female wage gap is essentially non-existent. It also doesn't hurt that she herself is a woman, which acts as a sort of counter-bias. Overall, a very interesting and well-done opinion piece.

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