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Women making more money than male counterparts?

September 14, 2010

An interesting trend has surfaced in corporate America: young, single women have higher earning power than their male counterparts. Females are more likely to go to college than men, and higher education ups earning potential.

The Wall Street Journal reports,

bIn 2008, single, childless women between ages 22 and 30 were earning more than their male counterparts in most U.S. cities, with incomes that were 8% greater on average, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released [recently] by Reach Advisors, a consumer-research firm in Slingerlands, N.Y.b

Nevertheless, when compared to male peers of equal status, women still make less than men at every education level. Their incomes also plateau, or even decrease, after having children.

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