According to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Center, there are 22 cities in America where young women are earning as much as or more than men. This news comes as a relief for those who have been advocating for gender equality in the workplace.
The study looked at workers between the ages of 25 and 34 who were employed full-time in various industries. It found that in the following 22 cities, women were earning 100% or more than what men were earning:
– Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire
– Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
– Elgin, Illinois
– Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
– Jacksonville, Florida
– Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
– Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
– Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin
– Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
– Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
– Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
– Provo-Orem, Utah
– Richmond, Virginia
– Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California
– Salt Lake City, Utah
– San Angelo, Texas
– San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
– San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
– Santa Rosa, California
– Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
– Trenton, New Jersey
– Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Virginia-Maryland
Out of these cities, the highest percentage was in Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California, where women were earning 100% more than men. Other notable cities include Richmond, Virginia, and Hollywood, Florida, where women earn approximately $2,155 more annually than men.
One possible reason for this gender pay gap narrowing could be attributed to the increasing number of women pursuing higher education and entering fields that were traditionally male-dominated. In recent years, there has been a push for greater gender diversity in the workplace, which could also be a contributing factor.
Despite the progress, there is still a long way to go in achieving true gender equality in the workforce. It is important to continue promoting policies and practices that support equal pay and opportunities for all employees regardless of gender. By advocating for these changes, we can create a more equitable and just society for future generations.