Earning power: Growth in pay is slower for women than for men, even if they go to college, study finds
CNBC, June 3, 2017
By Natalia Wojcik
When college-educated men and women first enter the workforce, their average salaries are very close. However, as they age, the gender pay gap grows considerably, according to research co-authored by Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., a senior research scientist and economist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. This growing gap is largely due to women marrying and having children, the research shows. "Most of the gap increase is driven by married women," Kerr said to CNBC, "Unmarried women, in terms of data, look more like men."