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  1. The 23¢ gender pay gap is the difference between average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It doesn't account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked. When such relevant factors are considered, the gap narrows to the point of vanishing.

  2. The 23¢ gender pay gap is the difference between average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It doesn't account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked. When such relevant factors are considered, the gap narrows to the point of vanishing.

  3. Astronomer Ptolemy thought that the gods, out of curiosity/boredom, would peer down at the earth from between the spheres; when this happened, stars would slip out of this gap, flashing towards the earth. Shooting stars meant that the gods are now paying attention to whatever you would wish for.

  4. A Japanese CEO took a pay-cut along with the employees during recession, and, when told about America's rich-poor pay-gap, said "We in Japan learned during the bubble economy that businesses who pursue money first fail. The business world has lost sight of this basic tenet of business ethics."

  5. Japanese CEO, who took paycut for the employees' salary, when told about America's pay-gap, said "We in Japan learned during the bubble economy that businesses who pursue money first fail. The business world has lost sight of this basic tenet of business ethics."

  6. Earning an elite graduate degree does little to reduce the pay gap associated with an elite undergraduate degree

  7. In Iceland to protest the gender pay gap (aka: women earn 65.65 percent of men’s average wages) around 50,000 women and their supporters left their job at 2:25 pm (that is, 65.65 percent of a regular 9-to-5 workday) to march down the main street in Reykjavik few years ago.

  8. In 1995 the Bosman ruling, after Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman, allowed players to move to new clubs at their end of contract without paying a transfer fee. This coincided directly with a new era of financial gains in football & increased rich-poor gap between elite and smaller clubs.

  9. There is no male-female wage gap, unemployment is higher among men than women, and men work an average of 8.75 hours per day on the job versus 8.01 hours per day women work on the job. Differences in male/female pay can be explained by reasons other than discrimination.

  10. Inequities between men's and women's pay persist across diverse industries, including finance and health care. Importantly, the largest pay gap appeared in education technology.

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Pay Gap Between Highest and Lowest-Paying College Degrees Almost Double in US

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Gender Pay Gap Among Doctorate Recipients in US

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The gender pay gap in the United States has narrowed from 36% in 1980 to 17% today. For young women the gap has narrowed even further, and now stands at 10%.

The gender pay gap is steadily shrinking and the average salary for new female employees today is 93% of a man's earnings.

The parenthood pay gap, aka the Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Bonus. Mothers are paid less and less likely to be hired for jobs than childless women, while Fathers are paid more and more likely to be hired than childless men.

The 23% pay gap between men and women is false. The real difference is 7%. The same % of men who ask for pay increases vs women.

Based on a survey of 10,000 tech employees, the gender pay gap in Atlanta is the biggest (72%), and in Salt Lake City (10%) it's the smallest

According to the U.S. Department of Labor the gender pay gap adjusted for each career is only about 4.1-7%.

Career Choice Is The Primary Reason Behind The Gender Pay Gap.

Why the gender pay gap doesn't exist. Interview with Professor of Economics from Harvard University.

The Gender pay gap isn't because of Sexism. Thanks VOX

The Equal Pay Act which abolishes wage disparity between sexes, meaning by law there is no wage gap

the gender pay gap has been shown to be a motherhood penalty, and that women without children have similar salaries to men.

The gender pay gap can be almost entirely explained away by job and family choices

The height pay gap is a real thing, and far bigger than the gender pay gap. Taller people earn about 1.6 – 2.2% more per inch per year than shorter people!

Despite the alleged 77% wage gap, women receive more taxes than they pay into. Men on the other hand have a net positive effect on the tax revenue stream. (Read the entire article before downvoting)

The gender pay gap is based on choices by women, and when accounting for everything men still earn 7% more. On the other hand, women are tipped 20% more for the same service . *Study by Uber, UofC, and Stanford.

The gender pay gap exists for Uber drivers, despite the fact they are self managed and the pay algorithms are unbiased. It has been determined that this happens due to different work habits and preferences between the sexes.

American women start earning money today, on March 8. Due to the gender pay gap, they work for free _statistically_ 66 days every year. Weirdly, the 67th day is March 8, The International Women’s day. Coincidence?

There is a store in Pittsburgh that charges women less than men to make a point about the gender pay gap.

Women in the United States work 10% fewer hours than men, and as a result, earn 10% lower wages. The lower number of hours is the cause of the so-called "pay gap".

Women earn 98% of the wages of men who are in the same roles at the same employers. The issue with the pay gap is women often choose lower paying jobs or are at a disadvantage due to responsibility for child and elderly parent care.

Male Uber drivers earn 7% more than female Uber drivers. The pay gap has real reasons.

Economists at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, worked with Uber to analyze the gender pay gap of Uber drivers, demonstraing an average 7% pay gap in a context where gender discrimination was not possible and pay was not negotiated.

The women's' pay gap is worse than you may think. In 2016 U.S. women earned $0.80 for every dollar earned by a man, but for for Black women it's $0.63, and for Latina women it's $0.54.

There's almost no gender pay gap in the way the media defines it; the pay gap is between women bearing children and those that do not.

The phrase being in the donut hole which is a gap in medicare coverage where the elderly have to pay unaffordable (for some) costs for prescriptions/healthcare.

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Pay Gap in the Most Common Professions for Women