Dissapearing Salary Gap?

Subject: Dissapearing Salary Gap?
From: John Gear <catalyst -at- PACIFIER -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 18:57:35 -0500

someone wrote:

>According to the STC 1995 Salary Survey, "The 'Gender Gap' is determined by
>expressing women's median salaries as a percent of men's median salaries. It
>is significant to note that, over the last ten years, the U.S. 'Gender Gap'
>in the technical communication profession has decreased from 19% to 4.5%
>--an improvement of 14.5%. (For this survey, U.S. median salaries wer
>$42,000 for men and $40,100 for women; Canadian median salaries were $47,835
>for men and $42,400 for women.)"

Sad but true the oft-cited shrinking wage gap has more to do with the
decline in salaries for men than
improvements in wages offered to women. Real wages for the bottom 60% of
wage earners in the US have declined since 1973. Thus women *are* narrowing
the gap-- more and more men are earning more like women.

John Gear, catalyst -at- pacifier -dot- com

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