HAVE YOU REALLY COME
A LONG WAY, BABY?
The earning gap between men and women is greater now than 17 years ago.
1955 - Women earned only 64% of men's salaries.
1972 - Women earned only 58% of men's salaries for comparable jobs, with equal educational backrounds, across all occupational groups. Women are occupationally more disadvantaged than 30 years ago. In spite of an increasing rate of women working, the rate of higher status jobs held by women is decreasing.
1940 - 45% of all professional and technical jobs were held by women.
1970 - Only 39% of all professional and technical jobs were held by women.
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