Still a Man's Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Stephen J. Rose, Ph.D.

February 29, 2004
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Many argue that women’s prospects in the labor
market have steadily increased and that any small
remaining gap in earnings between women and
men is not significant. They see the remaining differences as
resulting from women’s own choices. Others believe that
with women now graduating from college at a higher rate
than men and with the economy continuing its shift toward
services, work and earnings differences between women and
men may disappear entirely.