Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Women's Pay: Lagging From the Start | TIME

Women's Pay: Lagging From the Start | TIME:
"Part of the gap may be explained by the number of hours women work compared with men. But after controlling for all the factors known to affect wages — including occupation and parenthood — the study found that college-educated women still earn about 5% less than college-educated men one year after graduation. This gap, the study's authors go on to say, 'remains unexplained and may be attributed to discrimination."
The explanation is simple: men are slightly more likely to lie when surveyed. Men feel like their salary is more of a crucial indicator of how successful they are in life, and they are thus a liiittle bit more likely to exaggerate their salary -- even on an anonymous survey.

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