Thursday, June 14, 2012

New York Times, June 13, 2012, Wednesday

New York Times

June 13, 2012, Wednesday

New York Times (full article)

Motherhood Still a Cause of Pay Inequality

Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn of Cornell University tried to get at the pay gap between similar men and women by stripping out many of the differences that might affect wages, such as relative levels of education, the type of occupations and the industries they worked in, and the greater likelihood that women would interrupt their careers to have children. These variables explained about 60 percent of the total difference in wages, leaving an unexplained 9 percent pay gap between women and men.