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Economists Marianne Bertrand, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz tracked the careers of University of Chicago MBAs from 1990 to 2000 to untangle wage disparities among potentially high earners. They hoped to understand why there are so few women CEOs and hedge fund managers. They found a significant earnings gap between men and women which grew over time.
[A six panel comic. In all six panel a girl in a pink dress with brunette hair in a pony tail is standing next to a bland man in a green dress. In the first panel the girl says, “You just don’t understand feminism. The different sexes are not treated equally at all.” In the second panel the boy says, “Really? How so?” In the third panel the girl says, “Yeah, for every dollar a man makes, a woman gets 70 cents.” In the fourth panel the boy says, “Wow, that’s messed up.” In the fifth panel the boy has an angry expression and says, “I only get 30 cents and some chick gets the rest of it?” In the last panel the boy looks angry and the girl is holding her head in her hands while he says, “If I earned it, why does some woman get a cut?”]
"This same social pattern influences salary expectations. A 2011 survey showed that long before they even hit the workforce, teenage girls expect lower starting pay than teenage boys. And this trend continues throughout college where a 2010 study revealed that women’s expected peak-pay expectations were 33 percent lower than men’s."
- Sheryl Sandberg on the gender wage gap
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