Millennials and Gen Z are working to close the gender pay gap city by city.
A recent study by Pew Research found that young women earn as much or more than their young male counterparts in 22 cities across the country, according to US Census Bureau data.
New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles all make the list of career-minded young women flocking to the big cities to pursue their dreams, as any good rom-com would have you believe.
In both New York and DC, young women earn 102% of what their male counterparts bring home, while in Los Angeles the pay appears to be the same.
The statistics from these major cities are a welcome but less shocking discovery compared to some of the smaller towns and rural areas that came out ahead of the 250 cities surveyed.
The study listed Wenatchee, Washington, Morgantown, West Virginia, and Barnstable, Massachusetts, as the top 3 cities where young women make men 120%, 114%, and 112% better, respectively.
About 16% of all women under 30 who work full-time year-round live in the 22 cities where women have closed or surpassed the gender pay gap.
Just behind the top 22 cities are 107 metro areas where young women earn between 90% and 99% of what young men earn and where almost half of young women working full-time year-round are in the lived in 2019.
With these statistics, women under 30 close the gender pay gap for their age. In 2000, 16- to 29-year-old women working full-time, full-time earned 88 cents on the dollar compared to men, but in 2019, women under 30 earned 93 cents on the dollar.
“There’s progress, but not everywhere,” Kathy Caprino, a women’s career and leadership coach and author, told The Post. “We’re not where we need to be.”
Despite the long road ahead of us to close the gender pay gap nationwide, Caprino is excited to see the progress being made by working women.
She attributed this positive trend to increased higher education for women and stricter policies and laws on equal pay and transparency protocols in metropolitan areas.
As part of the latest legislative initiative, employers in New York City will be required to disclose salary ranges on job postings effective May 15.
“There’s a greater awareness of these differences and that they just can’t exist,” Caprino explained. “They are not ethical, legal or fair.”
dr Adrienne Partridge, leadership and careers coach, told the Post that these “positive” changes “have everything to do with the structures in place.” She pointed out that most of these metropolises are home to large companies that have to ensure fair wages for legal and competition reasons.
So are women today more likely than men Being enrolled in colleges and graduate colleges with a four-year degree improves their chances of earning a competitive salary.
The gender pay gap has always been the narrowest for young women compared to women later in their careers – and especially women who have children – but women under 30 are making extraordinary strides in equality today.
“Millennials and Gen Z people are very clear about what they want and what they don’t tolerate,” noted Caprino.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/31/millennial-gen-z-women-earn-more-money-than-men-in-these-cities/ Millennials, Generation Z women, earn more money than men in these cities