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Pipeline's Broken Promise

Pipeline's Broken Promise was passed along to me today. While we all know that women are lagging behind men in regards to promotion and their actual salary, they brought some new information into the mix.

They found that "women lagged men in advancement and compensation starting from their first job and were less satisfied with their careers" which isn't a surprise. At all. What did catch my eye was something that negated what I had been taught in school (thankfully). In previous economics classes, my professors always asserted that the reason women make less is because of their time out of the office for child birth. Pipleine's study actually corrects for this and shows that there is still a discrepancy. It even shows that women who have not had children are still not getting the same salary increases or the same promotions as men. In 2010, this is outrageous.