Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The New Equal Pay Day for Single Young Men

According to some research released last fall, there is now a "reverse gender wage gap" in favor of single, young (under the age of 30), childless female workers in America's large cities that is as high as 21% in Atlanta and 20% in Memphis.  Inspired by the National Committee on Pay Equity's "Equal Pay Day" for women, I am proposing a new "Equal Pay Day for Single Young Men." 

For example, the average single, young male in Memphis will have to work from January 1 of 2010 until today (March 16) this year to earn the same income as the average female in his peer group earned last year.  Find out more here at The Enterprise Blog.


At 3/16/2011 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memphis has a black majority, which partly explains why its single women earn 20% more than its single men. Black males are less likely to graduate high school and much less likely to get a college degree than black females. It's no surprise that Memphis's young women earn more than its young men. I know numerous black families in Memphis in which the wife is a full-time professional and the husband is a part-time or seasonal manual laborer.


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