Occupations that are dominated by men generally pay better than female-dominated ones, even when they require the same level of skill and/or education.
The labor force participation rate — that is those working or looking for work — for women with children under 18 was 71.5% in 2018.
Overall, women working full time in the U.S. make 82% of what men do. And collectively, the pay gap costs working women more than $500 billion a year.
Teachers and parents often underestimate girls’ math abilities. These lower expectations and biases are estimated to contribute the gender achievement gap in math.
Among Black students in higher education, women earn 64.1% of bachelor’s degrees, 71.5% of master’s degrees, more than 65.9% of doctoral, medical, and dental degrees.
Women make up the majority of nontenure-track lecturers and instructors across institutions, but only 44% of tenure-track faculty and 36% of full professors. Women of color are especially underrepresented in college faculty and staffs.
Women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — close to $929 billion.
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Over half a century after pay discrimination became illegal in the United States, a persistent pay gap between men and women continues to hurt our nation’s workers and our national…
Women remain disproportionally represented in low-wage jobs, while men dominate the highest-paying fields.