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December 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Ladies, do we still live in a man’s world?

Ladies, are we standing in our own way? Or are we genetically predisposed to hit a glass ceiling while our male colleagues surge ahead? Maybe neither? pew-global-millennial-women’s-views-on-gender-and-work

My wheels are spinning after skimming the results of a new Pew study of more than 2,000 millennial women between the ages of 18 and 32.

Researchers say the good news is the wage gap is closing, women are more likely than men to obtain an education and workplace equality has improved.

And yet:

… there is no guarantee that today’s young women will sustain their near parity with men in earnings in the years to come. Recent cohorts of young women have fallen further behind their same-aged male counterparts as they have aged and dealt with the responsibilities of parenthood and family. For women, marriage and motherhood are both associated with less time spent on paid work-related activities. For men, the onset of family responsibilities has a reverse effect on their career.


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