10:44 am October 24, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Women are paid “significantly less than men” in nearly every occupation, a new report from the American Association of University Women states.
And progress in closing the gap between pay for women and pay for men has slowed in recent years.
The study looks at the pay gap between male and female college graduates working full time one year after graduation.
“You might expect the pay gap between men and women in this group of workers of similar age, education, and family responsibilities to be small or non-existent,” the authors write.
“But in 2009—the most recent year for which data are available—women one year out of college who were working full time earned, on average, just 82 percent of what their male peers earned.”
When they worked in the same occupation, men still made 7 percent more than comparable women.
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