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The Wages Of Young Female College Grads Are Lower Today Than In 1989
Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2014 | ALYSSA DAVIS, EPI'S WORKING ECONOMICS BLOG

Posted on 05/16/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

One of the most shocking findings from Heidi Shierholz’s, Will Kimball’s, and my research on young graduates is that inflation-adjusted wages for young female college graduates are lower today than they were in 1989. Average real wages for young female college graduates are currently $15.29, whereas 25 years ago they were $16.12 (in 2013 dollars) — a decrease of 5.2%.

This is part of a wider trend of wage stagnation and decline since 1989 for both men and women. For all college graduates ages 21-24 (male and female combined), wages today are only 2.4% higher than they were in 1989. This growth was driven entirely by the prosperous economy of the late 1990s, when young grads of both genders saw wage increases of close to 20%. Outside of that time period, however, wages have stagnated or declined, with women seeing especially large declines in the 2000s.

The figure below illustrates how the weak economy since 2000 has disproportionately hurt young women college grads’ wages as compared to men’s. Although women saw wage gains in the 1995-2000 period of strong economic growth, women’s wages have declined by 14.2% since 2000, with most of that loss in the period since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. In fact, since 2007, young women college grads have seen their wages fall 10.1%, while men’s wages declined 4%.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: college; graduates; salary; wages

1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

My response: So what?


2 posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:02 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is part of a wider trend of wage stagnation and decline since 1989 for both men and women.

Why the focus on women, then? Should they not be subject to the wider trend?

3 posted on 05/16/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

supply and demand

there are far more college grads seeking fewer jobs


4 posted on 05/16/2014 9:12:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

When you have a surplus of something it’ll naturally go down in price. Women outnumber men in almost every college in this country and graduate at a higher rate. They almost never go for the hard sciences, engineering, information technology and the like.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

How much of this is due to higher percentages of them graduating with worthless degrees in “Grievance” studies?


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:15:07 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: SeekAndFind

War on Women...
Income Inequality....
Government needs to FORCE wages to rise....

Yadda, yadda, yadda...


7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:15:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was just going to post that very thing. How much of this ‘problem’ is women who’ve majored in art history, sociology and other majors that have negative career opportunities compared to STEM majors?


8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:16:31 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yeah, they go for medicine and nursing, and law, etc...the easy stuff..../sarcasm/


9 posted on 05/16/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind

My mom, bless her heart, used to rant about this topic: “I don’t believe in the girls taking the scholarships away from the boys,” she would say. “And then they take the jobs away from the boys, and they work three or four years and quit.”


10 posted on 05/16/2014 9:18:02 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This thread is useless without pics!


11 posted on 05/16/2014 9:19:02 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they get their rears back in the kitchen, they wont have to worry about that.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 9:19:25 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: skeeter

“Why the focus on women, then? Should they not be subject to the wider trend?”

Interesting you should ask. Take any news story. Let’s say a huge Tornado strikes Topeka and 2,500 are killed. The news will interview Mrs. Standish who was baking a cake. Her house was destroyed and she lost the cake. Then they’ll switch to some colorful half naked pot-bellied guy who describes some minutiae of the event and then tries to ask out the news presenter. Somewhere in the voice-over rush they may mention 2,500 are killed. But they try to personalize the news as that’s how they’re taught to do it in college. Frankly, I haven’t watched a news story in nearly two decades because they’re so badly done. I read the article and skip over the bits where they personalize it with an interview with some idiot.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 9:22:01 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep 25 years of RINO/GOP-e and Dem “Leadership” will do “it” for ya.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:34 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: cherry

And social work, renaissance literature, education, womyn’s studies, journalism, art history, theatre, Africana studies, etc. Or do you deny it?


15 posted on 05/16/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The difference between men and women is probably that more men major in math and the sciences and computer science - majors that lead to well-paying jobs - whereas a higher percentage of women major in the humanities, which typically pay less.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 10:22:16 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind

Not surprising. More of ‘em, competing for fewer jobs, and many with worthless degrees is this-or-that “studies”.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 11:07:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In the ongoing Baraqqi Depression, most of them are working at Kohls, Target, or Macys.

No surprise here.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 11:08:40 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: JimRed

...degrees IN this-or-that studies.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 11:09:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

They also have to compete with illegals and their “degrees” from National Autonomous University


20 posted on 05/16/2014 11:09:52 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think this is primarily a function of the types of majors that are popular in today's universities.

Women's health, women's history in America, women in literature, sex and gender studies, etc.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 11:12:04 AM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: oldbrowser

Obamaconomy working well


22 posted on 05/16/2014 11:13:51 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Break down the majors. How many feminist studies majors does Starbucks need?


23 posted on 05/16/2014 12:20:37 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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