Monday, September 22, 2008

A Woman's Work

Researchers compared the salaries of men who held 'traditional' views of women in the workplace, men who held 'feminist' views, women who held traditional views and women who held feminist views.

In the salary game, the men who held traditional views won - earning
71% more than women with traditional views.

Startling stuff. Read the rest in Time Magazine.

Judge and Livingston analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Study, a survey of 12,686 people who were interviewed four times between 1979 and 2005. In 1979, the study group ranged in age from 14 to 22... The salaries that researchers analyzed ranged from $22,795 on average for egalitarian-minded men to $34,725 for men with traditional attitudes. Women with egalitarian attitudes made $21,373, compared with women who held traditional attitudes and earned $20,321. The findings were published in the September issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

In case you're wondering, women with egalitarian attitudes earning little more than the women with the traditional attitudes.


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