Resources on the ‘Pay Gap’

Recently the beautiful and persuasive @Shoe0nhead of YouTube fame shared a pastebin with information and statistics about the alleged male / female pay gap. Your author thought it might be useful to collect the documents in a more accessible page and the video for context is below.

The essence of the debate is that some on the left say there is an unjust gap between male and female earnings. The counter argument is that in fact these figures only arise from contentious studies that do not adjust for occupation and that male and female earnings differ because of different life paths whereas women and men in the same jobs have similar earnings. As Shoe points out, there is … a lot … of evidence for her point of view –

Consad Report (via US Department of Labor)
In short –

“[…]this study leads to the unambiguous conclusion that the differences in the compensation of men and women are the result of a multitude of factors and that the raw wage gap should not be used as the basis to justify corrective action. Indeed, there may be nothing to correct. The differences in raw wages may be almost entirely the result of the individual choices being made by both male and female workers.”

Wall Street Journal – “There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap”
New York Times – “Fair Pay Isn’t Always Equal Pay”
New York Times – “Women Now a Majority in American Workplaces”
New York Times – “For Young Earners in Big City, a Gap in Women’s Favor ”
New York Times / Economix Blog – “Share of Men in Labor Force at All-Time Low”
Time Magazine – “Workplace Salaries: At Last, Women on Top”
Bloomberg – “Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap
Forbes – “It’s Time That We End the Equal Pay Myth”
Reuters – “Female U.S. corporate directors out-earn men: study”
Telegraph – “The gender pay gap does not exist”
Telegraph – “Sorry ladies, I’m not worried about wage gaps”
USA Today – “More parents share the workload when mom learns to let go
ABC News – “Women CEOs Beat Men in Pay in 2009”
CBS News – “The Gender Pay Gap is a Complete Myth”
CNN – “Survey: Working dads want more family time”
CNN – “Women ‘opt out’ of career success”
MSNBC – “‘Sea change’ seen in spouses’ financial roles”
Business Insider – “8 Reasons Why The “Gender Pay Gap” Is A Total Sham”
Huffington Post – “Wage Gap Myth Exposed — By Feminists”
Examiner – “Gender pay gap is not what activists claim”
Marketwatch – “The gender wage gap is a myth”
American Thinker – “The Wage Gap Myth”
Zero Hedge – “The Biggest Shock From This Friday’s Payroll Report (Sorry Men)”
Payscale – “Majors by Gender: Is It Bias or the Major that Determines Future Pay?”
Science 2.0 – “Women In Science: No Discrimination, Says Cornell Study”
How Stuff Works – “Is there a gender gap in the workplace?”

American Enterprise Institute – “The pay inequality myth: Women are more equal than you think”
Shoe0nHead – “#equalpayday”

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