Gender Wage Gap Widens ‘Considerably’ During First Two Decades of Work Life
The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2017
By Sarah Chaney
According to research conducted by Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., a senior research scientist and economist at the Wellesley Centers for Women, the gap between college-educated, married men’s and women’s pay for grows “considerably”with age. Because of this, females are unable to earn as much as their male counterparts, creating a cycle that leads women to devote more time to child-rearing, in turn limiting their career and salary advancement. These findings were presented in two papers co-authored by Kerr -- one newly published by the National Bureau of Economic Research as a working paper and the other forthcoming in the American Economic Review.