Internet wage gap – Industry Standard report: wages for women remain lower than those for men – Brief Article
One old economy issue that appears to have carried over into the Internet economy has been a wage gap between men and women. Laura Carr, writing in The Industry Standard on the results of their Internet Workforce Compensation Survey 2000, reports that the median base salary for women working in the Internet economy was 24 percent lower than that of men.
Although many tangible factors such as industry, educational attainment, and, quite significantly, job level, account for some of the gap, Carr concludes that the discrepancy persists after these are considered. Carr also notes that women in the survey reported slightly shorter workdays, that they were somewhat less likely than men to work weekends, and that they were slightly more likely to be compensated for extra work. “But,” she adds, “these factors are not enough to account for the gender wage gap [in the Internet work force].”
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