Friday, May 04, 2012

NPR, May 3, 2012, Thursday


May 3, 2012, Thursday

NPR (full article/interview)

The Gender Pay Gap: Fact or Fiction?

But CNN’s Lisa Sylvester found that even if you control for the hours worked, men make more than women — though the gap narrows to a five cent difference.

And Cornell economist Linda Barrington agrees. She told Here & Now‘s Robin Young that when men and women are doing the same job, with the same level of experience, education and work hours, women are paid about five percent less than men.

“It is a big gap and I think no one would say ‘I don’t want a five percent raise if it were offered,” she said.