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Almost 50 years after it became illegal to pay women less than men, women still face lower wages and fewer managerial opportunities than men during the past decade – but there is some good news

The US study released last week — called “Women in Management: Analysis of Female Managers’
Representation, Characteristics, and Pay,” — found that women in
2007 made up 40 percent of managers and 49 percent of nonmanagers in 13
industries that account for most of the U.S.
workforce. In 2000, the breakdown for women was 39 percent managers and
49 percent nonmanagers – so there’s a slight upward trend, as there was with pay equity stats: Female managers earned 81 cents for every $1 earned by male managers
in 2007, up 2 cents from 79 cents in 2000, according to the Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. 

Women with children had lower salaries than those without: Mothers
earned 79 cents for every buck a man took home in 2007, but childfree
women earned 83 cents for every dollar a man earned.

Access the full report here.  And thanks go to Deane Brosnan in New York for sharing this news.

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