RE: value of education

Ted Weverka (
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:56:35 -0700

Marie De Santis [] wrote:
> And remember, the salary gap that's always used in these
> discussions is
> based on a comparison of men and women who work full time. The real
> annual salary gap is much greater because many more women can
> only find
> part time work compared to men.

Part time men earning less than part-time women.

This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Every year
they publish these tables and every year we see stories focusing
on the ratio of wages of full-time women to full-time men. Never
do the newspapers publish the ratio of wages of part-time women
to part-time men.

Part time men earn 91 cents on the dollar that part time women earn.

The source of this statistic is
this is the same place the full-time statistic comes from

> > WASHINGTON -- The strong economy and an increase in the
> minimum wage
> >have helped narrow the wage gap between the sexes by about 3
> cents on
> the dollar
> >since last spring, the Clinton Administration has reported.

Robert Weverka <>

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