Women May Out-Earn Men In The Next 25 Years
1:45 pm, March 19th | by Amy Tennery
That is, if a new report from author Liza Mundy is any indication.
By her estimation, women in every profession may end up earning more than men by 2037, according to a report from Mundy, as published by the Daily Mail. This is a little difficult to buy into, given the massive gender pay gap that exists in most fields. A recent Bloomberg report, for example, showed that female doctors still earn just 63 cents for every dollar their male counterparts do. The Bloomberg report found a similarly troubling pattern in other high-paying fields, including Wall Street work.
But Mundy told NPR that the balance is shifting — due in large part to the changing marital dynamics in the U.S. And, surprisingly, those high-paying fields (you know, the ones that we thought had the biggest pay gap) might be among the first to equal out, she says:
“[A female breadwinner] used to be a phenomenon of poverty. It used to be if a woman was a breadwinner, it was likely because her husband was unemployed or couldn’t get a job. But it’s not anymore. The fastest gains have been among upper economic demographics.
Women making more women: Less unusual now.