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April 30, 2007

Yet Even More on the Gender Pay Gap

Interesting, no?

June O'Neill, an economist at Baruch College and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, has uncovered something that debunks the discrimination thesis. Take out the effects of marriage and child-rearing, and the difference between the genders suddenly vanishes. "For men and women who never marry and never have children, there is no earnings gap," she said in an interview.

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"For men and women who never marry and never have children, there is no earnings gap."

Do you mean, Tim, that men who never marry & never have children earn the same as women who don't either? If so, can we say that "men who are mostly gay earn much the same as women who dedicate their lives to their jobs (and/or lifestyles)"?

Possibly this is not what Ms O'Neill meant.


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Tim adds: Well, it's also true that research shows that lesbains do not have a pay gap with men either.

Posted by: [email protected] judith | Apr 30, 2007 2:59:15 PM

The discrimination tends to be against men who never have children and women who do.

Men with children do far better than women with children mainly because women tend to be the main child rearers.

However as the vast majority of women do have children, the employers discrimination can be quite conveniently masked so drawing conclusions from the above is virtually meaningless.

Posted by: Neil Harding | Apr 30, 2007 4:36:59 PM

This is why I will never, ever, ever hire a woman. Women make babies, lawsuits, complaints, men lift heavy objects, and basically are a drain on any business.

Hire men and you will have no problems. Let women figure out how to make money amongst themselves and you will see how soon they are hiring men to help them. Women are truly the weaker sex as evidenced by decades of equality and yet have they stepped up to the challenge? No, it's hands out and boo hoo "I'm a victim". Not exactly a kick-ass business model- eh?

Posted by: phil | May 1, 2007 3:41:34 PM

I suppose you're a racist too. Pointing out victimization is just a way to get JUSTICE - which apparently you're not too interested in.

Posted by: Jo | Mar 19, 2008 3:20:08 PM