Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Experience Sometimes Necessary

Women don't always make less because of sexism:
ts data clearly suggests the salary gap is because female journalists are, on average, six years younger than their male colleagues, and have 5.3 less years of work experience. They are also less likely to work full time and hold management positions.

This demographic information is buried on page 126 of the study, and is nowhere to be found in the press release entitled: “New study finds female journalists paid 26 per cent less.” It claims to account for “equivalent rank and experience.”

The study did find the average after-tax income of a male journalist in the country is $55,552, while the average female journalist earns $44,104. This statistic on its own can be misleading without the context of the work experience gap.
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