No, the ‘Real Gender Wage Gap’ isn’t 51 Percent

No, the ‘Real Gender Wage Gap’ isn’t 51 Percent

For decades, the term “gender wage gap” has referred to the difference in median earnings between full-time working women and full-time working men. Unfortunately, the term is becoming confused again, thanks to a headline-making report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The study claims that the wage gap has been woefully understated, and that in reality women “earn just 49 cents to the typical men’s dollar, much less than the 80 cents usually reported.

Posted in Women’s Economic Issues
Tags: gender, gender wage gap, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, National Review,

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