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2013-09-03 10:58:46

A gap in earnings between male and female U.S. physicians has persisted over the last 20 years, according to a research letter by Seth A. Seabury, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and colleagues. Using nationally representative data from the March Current Population Survey (CPS) from 1987 to 2010, the researchers estimated trends in the male-female earnings gap among physicians, other health care workers, and workers overall. The sample included 1,334,894...

2013-04-09 16:23:23

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in nearly all of the 114 most common occupations. Women's wages are lower than men's even in occupations dominated by men and women have the worst earnings compared to men in sales occupations, such as insurance and retail sales. Occupations dominated by women provide lower earnings: Four of the ten most common occupations for...

2012-09-19 12:00:21

Is there equal pay in healthcare? Not if you are a doctor According to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) female doctors' pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%. This "eye opener" pay gap, which trends suggest has stood at around 25% on average since 2000, remains largely inexplicable, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. He explores possible reasons for this persistent...

2012-05-18 02:22:09

If the market decides what stockbrokers earn, why are women on Wall Street earning less? The recent excesses of Wall Street may be big news but behind the headlines there's another story: When it comes to men and women stockbrokers, someone is taking home a bigger paycheck. New research shows that women stockbrokers sometimes earn as much as 20 percent less than their male counterparts. "Stockbrokers are among the highest paid workers, yet they have the greatest gender inequality among...

2012-04-16 10:23:35

Equal pay for an equal day's work remains elusive. WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday, April 17 is Equal Pay Day, a day to mark the fact that women still only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly. A new fact sheet released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that the gender wage gap is a common feature of women's working lives in nearly all of the most common occupations...

2012-03-08 10:23:00

Gender wage gap falls due to larger real earnings losses for men than for women. WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new fact sheet released today by the Institute of Women's Policy Research (IWPR), based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that in 2011 women earned 17.8 percent less than men for a week of full-time work, a decrease of one percentage point since 2010 and the smallest wage gap seen since 1970. Real earnings for both men...

2012-02-06 20:34:24

The gap in wages between men and women has decreased sharply over the past 30 years, and a new University of Georgia study reveals that decline was even greater than previously recognized. The research, published in the March edition of the journal Social Science Research, is one of the first to take into account a common bias that the authors argue has skewed previous results: People (especially men) tend to inflate their incomes when surveyed. Conversely, both men and women tend to...

2011-12-16 14:01:42

Are wage differences between men and women decreasing as more women attain managerial positions? A new Swedish report from the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) at Uppsala University and the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) concludes that they are not. Manager gender is tied to neither wages nor, accordingly, wage differences on the labor market. Women held approximately 36 per cent of managerial positions within the Swedish employment market in 2008. That female...

2010-10-05 19:17:31

In a study of earnings inequality among white women, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst find that having children reduces women's earnings, even among workers with comparable qualifications, experience, work hours and jobs. While women at all income levels suffer negative earnings consequences from having children, the lowest-paid women lose the most from motherhood. This earnings penalty ranges from 15 percent per child among low-wage workers to about 4 percent among the...

2009-11-10 09:53:40

Before the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President Kennedy, women earned about fifty percent less than men. Nationally, women still earn an average of thirty percent less than men regardless of education, choice of industry, or professional standing. Even some of the most highly educated and qualified women are subject to salary discrimination. A new study published in Psychology of Women Quarterly analyzes the salaries of faculty members at a large, American University and...