This summary is provided by the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Pew Research Center examined the wage gap in the US as well as the pressures and career goals of U.S. men and women.
A survey of 2,048 adults who are employed part-time or full-time was conducted Oct.10-16, 2022.
Key findings include:
1.) In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned.
— These results are similar to where the pay gap stood in 2002 when women earned 80% as much as men.
2.) In 2022, women ages 25 to 34 earned an average of 92 cents for every dollar earned by a man in the same age group – an 8-cent gap.
— This is down from a 26-cent gap four decades earlier.
3.) Republicans were more likely than Democrats to say women’s choices about how to balance family and work (50% vs. 36%) and their tendency to work in jobs that pay less (39% vs. 30%) were major reasons why women earn less than men.
4.) While 43% of Republican women said unequal treatment by employers was a major reason for the gender wage gap, just 18% of GOP men shared that view.
— About three-quarters of Democratic women (76%) said this, compared with 59% of Democratic men.
Find the original report here.