I read an article recently which suggests that single women make more money than single men in the U.S.
According to a study by Reach Advisors, in most major American cities the median income for single, childless women between 22 and 30 is 8% higher than that of their male counterparts 🙂
Research has shown that young women tend to be more educated than men, and are more likely to get degrees in the knowledge-based fields. Last year women earned the majority of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and the same results are expected for this year. Young women also appear to be more career driven. About 67% of females between 18 and 34 rank their professionals goals as top priority, compared with only 59% for young men.
Looks like all the efforts by society to encourage gender equality, elevate female status and their economic independence is really paying off 🙂 It’s no surprise that more and more women are becoming the primary breadwinner for their households. It looks like young men like myself should be careful lest we get left behind in the job market, lol.
But earlier this year the U.S. president came out with the following statement.
“Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment.”
Hm, this seems to contradict the other study. Nevertheless, assuming this was true, why aren’t there more female employees working on Wall St and other knowledge-based industries?
I thought companies were suppose to maximize profits for shareholders. Perhaps the 77 cents on the dollar statistic used by president Obama is outdated, or maybe it doesn’t tell the full story of the labor environment 😕 So I wonder – does the wage gap between men and women still exist in North America today?
Random Useless Fact: The phenomenon below is called inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual blindness.