Wage equality on the rise

Work wages have increased for women in the millennial generation.

According to data from the Pew Research Center, the average hourly wage of women aged 25-34 in 2012 was $14.96. This equates to 93 percent of the hourly wage men of the same age earned. While the wage women earn has increased, the rate men earn has also decreased. During the past 22 years, men have seen their wage drop from an average of $20 an hour to $16.

Sixty-seven percent of both men and women said more needs to be done about equality in the workplace.ST_13.12.12_GenderWorkSlideshow_2

Despite this data, 60 percent of women within this age range are more likely than their male counterparts to say women are paid less for doing the same work. Millennial woman also are more likely to say that men are hired more easily for executive jobs.

Additional research from the Pew Center finds that fifty-one percent of women say that being a working parent makes it harder to advance in their career. Sixteen percent of men said advancement in their careers was harder if they were a father.

Research collected from http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/12/11/10-findings-about-women-in-the-workplace/



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