Women Can't Win
Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less Than Men
Though women’s leaps in educational progress have narrowed the gender wage gap, their earnings still trail those of men. Women’s path to equal pay remains inhibited by discrimination and their concentration in low-paying majors and occupations.
Gender Wage Gap Interactive Tool: Explore the data on the gender wage gap by college major using our interactive tool.
Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of American Community Survey, 2009–2016 (pooled) of bachelor’s degree holders without advanced degrees, age 25-59 working full-time full-year.
Our report explores the complex set of reasons that have kept the gender wage gap in place. 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.