THE GENDER WAGE GAP


The Impact of Marital Status

and Parenthood

We analyzed the pay gap across 467 U.S. occupations. According to our analysis, the main source of the pay gap lies in the difference between the number of hours spent at work by women and men. On average, women work less hours after marriage and parenthood, while men work more.

Notes:

Bar charts represent weighted medians of pre-tax wages and salary income and weighted hourly wage averages. Data has been filtered to remove outliers. Hourly wage is our own calculation.

Source:

Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis,MN: IPUMS, 2018.

https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0

Accountants and auditors

SINGLE NO CHILDREN MARRIED NO CHILDREN MARRIED WITH CHILDREN