According to the White House, full-time working women earn 77% of what their male counterparts earn. This means that women have to work approximately 60 extra days, or about three months, to earn what men did by the end of the previous year.
Olin’s Michelle Duguid, associate professor of organizational behavior, tells KMOX radio there is a difference in how the sexes are perceived in the workplace.
“Research shows that if we do everything that men do, we don’t always get the same results,” she says. “Sometimes there’s a backlash.”
Duguid says her research shows women don’t necessarily face blatant discrimination, but more of an unconscious bias.
Link to KMOX series, “79 cents on the Dollar,” aired March 29, 2016.
In this video from the Pew Research Center, take a closer look at the nuances behind the pay gap — including why it has narrowed but persisted over time — and examine in new detail how different groups of young women entering the workforce since the 1980s have fared. Read the report, “On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity — For Now”