Although women have surpassed men in educational attainment, the wage gap persists. Women need one more degree than men in the same field in order to attain similar earnings, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Women on average earn just 81 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Even when comparing men and women who have equal educational attainment and work in the same occupation, women still earn only 92 cents for every dollar earned by men.
The report can be obtained at https://cew-7632.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/Women_FR_Web.pdf.