Young, Single Women Out-Earn Men
But gender gap remains overall
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 1:01 PM CDT
Young, single, childless women are out-earning men in many cities.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Finally, some good news for women when it comes to the gender gap. A new study shows that in many of the biggest US cities, women are out-earning men by a median of 8%. In Atlanta and Memphis, the difference shoots all the way up to 20%. One researcher attributes this reversal to education: Three women get a college degree for every two men. The bad news? This “reverse gender gap” holds true only for under-30, single, childless women, Time reports.

Even so, that researcher says women are gaining enough leverage through this trend that they may not lose the gains as they get older and start families. But this news should be taken with a grain of salt, writes Tracy Clark-Flory on Salon. “When we talk about young women out-earning men, we are talking about averages,” she writes. As the researcher told her, “It does not mean that a woman holding the same job and the same degree out-earns men.” For more on that, click here.

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SteveLee
Sep 16, 2010 3:48 PM CDT
The young women are working in Health Care, advertising and Human Resources. The Engineering and Manufacturing jobs have been exported by that Republican Idea of "Free Trade" Agreements: http://patriotsforamerica.ning...
Riffran
Sep 3, 2010 12:08 AM CDT
If she is doing a better job, then she should be paid accordingly...gender should not matter...don't like the stats..go back to school and get a better education, escalate
hatchling1
Sep 2, 2010 4:00 PM CDT
Women work hard. Men play hard. Party on boys.