Gender gap won’t go away

Vanderbilt economists Joni Hersch and Malcolm Getz have found that the pay gap between men and women is not going away. Even when the researchers took family-care choices and other factors into account, the differences are still huge. Female physicians, for example, earn roughly $69,000 per year while their male counterparts bring in $94,000. Other professions with large gaps include journalism, financial management, and lawyers. The researchers also found that graduate education does increase women’s earning potential, but still not to the level of similarly educated men. Visit VUCast to read more about this study.


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