Industries with the smallest gender wage gap
The gender wage gap continues to be a controversial topic, with some analysts arguing that the research showing a discrepancy between men and women’s wages is faulty and misguided.Researchers who continue to believe that men are given an unfair advantage in the work force, however, continue to publish their findings despite criticisms of their research.
As the Deseret News reported last March, the Institute for Women's Policy Research released a study that says the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings had decreased from 82.2 percent in 2011 to 80.9 percent in 2012.In other words, the gap widened in 2012.
It has also been well-documented that women are entering the work force in increasing numbers. The Deseret News reported in June that women are now the primary breadwinners in roughly 40 percent of American families, a number that has quadrupled since the 1960s.So as more women enter the workplace, it may be important for them to consider which industries offer the fairest wages for their work.
For this reason, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has re-promoted its research, which was first compiled in 2009, on which industries have the smallest gender wage gap.
- Demand for Ogden Temple open house tickets...
- Teeples: The Big 12 simply can't afford to...
- 5 PG movies that aren't exactly kid friendly
- Katie Couric interviews Mormon mom from Cute...
- AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco: 'We're proud...
- Summer downpour causes flooding, slides...
- A good life: Former Weber State, NFL...
- Utah leads the nation in deadly melanoma cases
- Fast food workers vow civil disobedience 18
- Dave Ramsey says: Don't leave an estate... 13
- BYU grad strikes gold teaching via... 12
- Dave Ramsey says: Don't touch that 529... 8
- Remodeling? Experts say some projects... 6
- Study: 35 percent in US facing debt... 5
- Consumer index climbs to record level... 4
- U.S. economy grows at scorching 4... 3