In 2017, men worked 56% of all hours and earned 56% of all income. Women worked 44% of all hours and earned 44% of all income.

March 5, 2020
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Basically, men's and women's hourly wages were the same.

This trend goes back for decades but here's a nice graph illustrating the situation in 2017:

https://imgur.com/gallery/UCXgIhU

Credit: u/FelineQuinine

Notice how 93% of workplace fatalities are still men. A fact that men apparently do not get compensated for.

The math is pretty simple, though not obvious at first:

$1 / ($1 + $0.77) = 0.56

I think this shows pretty clearly what the largest factor in the earnings gap is.

Of course the fact that men have to work longer hours than women is itself a problem. Paying for dates and bills for your girlfriend / wife isn't exactly cheap. Not to mention that many women look for men who earn more money, thus creating an incentive for men to sacrifice their work-life balance in order to earn more.

I guarantee most men would love to work fewer hours and spend more time at home but the spending and earning patterns of their partners don't often facilitate this.

This also contributes to poorer health outcomes for men and the fact that men die 5 years earlier than women on average.

Edit: Graph is fine, title is misleading. The 77 cents per dollar thing is likely just a colloquialism at this point. The graph itself is showing total hours worked for all workers, part time and full time combined. But AFAIK there is no equivalent wage gap statistic to compare that to.

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Title In 2017, men worked 56% of all hours and earned 56% of all income. Women worked 44% of all hours and earned 44% of all income.
Author Oncefa2
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Date March 5, 2020 12:17 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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