Sunday, April 29, 2012

Women Make Less than Men for the Same Labor

This isn't a normal post, as such, it is just a quick graph. On Facebook, a friend linked to a Rachel Maddow interview on Meet the Press where asserts that women still make less than men for the same job. The opposite guest claimed that women only make less than men because they work fewer hours, and they choose the types of jobs that pay less. However, he is incorrect. The Current Population Survey publishes data about men and women's pay, separating by industry, and *hourly rate*. Here is a chart I use in my Intro Soc class based on 2010 CPS data. It's hard to read unless you click to enlarge it, because all industries about which data is collected are listed. As you can see, in every industry without exception, men make more per hour than women.

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