Lower pay for women seems to be the norm in the U.S. workforce. Just not as qualified as men, I guess.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dramatic pay gap emerges between women and men in America the year after they graduate from college and widens over the ensuing decade, according to research released on Monday.
One year out of college, women working full time earn 80 percent of what men earn, according to the study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, based in Washington D.C.
Ten years later, women earn 69 percent as much as men earn, it said.
Even as the study accounted for such factors as the number of hours worked, occupations or parenthood, the gap persisted, researchers said.
PS -- In case you missed it, the headline is a reference to our item last week about the latest study on faculty pay at the University of Arkansas. The pay gap there between men and women is widening.
PPS -- Since satire is a little tricky (see all the outraged letters in the D-G about the joke letter complaining about how daylight savings time had been harmful on account of the extra sunlight), let me emphasize that my tongue was firmly in cheek when I suggested men deserved higher pay than women.