Gender-Related Pay Gap: What Does It Mean For Employers?

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 11:34 AM EST) -- Gender-related pay disparities are back in the spotlight with the recently released “Graduating to a Pay Gap” study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The study’s top-line finding was that there was an 18-percent pay gap between men and women — even when focusing on pay just one year out of college.

After controlling for various factors such as hours worked, occupation, college major and economic sector (government, for-profit, etc.), this disparity shrank to a 7-percent pay gap. The authors pointed out that the...
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