Wage Gap Significantly Lower for Young Workers, but Family Could Change That

A new study shows a shrinking wage gap for young workers.

The disparity in pay between men and women is substantially smaller among younger workers, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
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Interestingly, while many Americans believe there is unfairness in how women are paid, they tend to not see that unfairness at their own workplaces. While 54 percent of employed Americans told Pew that a man will earn more than a woman doing equal work, only 11 percent said that at their own workplaces women were paid less than men for doing the same jobs. Fully 74 percent of people said that at their own workplaces, men and women doing the same work earned the same amount, while only 39 percent perceived this to be the case in broader society.

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