One survey is claiming that women ages 18 to 32 are only a few slim percentage points away from wage parity.
Sandra Mills writes for The Glass Hammer that researchers have found that women are more educated, more active in the workforce and more likely to hold high-paying positions than ever. This especially applies to young women. Mills based her post on findings from a December 2013 report published by Pew Research.
Mills writes that in 2012, hourly wages for millennial women were 93 percent of what their male peers made, the research showed. This is 9 percent more than the average 84 percent for women of all ages. By comparison, women earned 64 percent of what men did in 1980.
However, the survey also concludes that the gap is narrowing partly because male wages have declined. Overall, the median hourly wage for men decreased 4 percent from 1980 to 2012, with wages for younger men dropping by a whopping 20 percent.
The survey polled 2,002 adults (including 810 millennials) and examined U.S. Census Bureau data from 2012.
See the full study at PewSocialTrends.org.