Gender and Pay Gap 

Gender and Pay Gap 

1 Expert Answer

Melissa Williams

Associate Professor of Organization & Management,  Emory University, Goizueta Business School

A recent study finds women in 2022 earned 17% less than men on average earning 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. The wage gap is even larger in women of color. The 2022 numbers come after the Covid-19 pandemic rise in unemployment. The study finds employment rates have not returned to pre-pandemic levels especially among women.

The wage gap also differs by job. Health care technicians, physical therapists, bartenders and some teachers had the smallest gender pay gap while real estate brokers, financial advisors and insurance agents had the largest gender pay gap.

Goizueta’s Melissa Williams has done extensive research on the gender pay gap. She is available to discuss these findings.

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