Picture of Jane Caro from here.
Here is why. Women graduates already earn an average of $1m less than their male peers across their lifetime. And that’s for a bog-standard BA! They earn less for all sorts of reasons, including taking time out to have children, cutting back to part-time work when their kids are small, and the persistent 17% pay gap between male and female full-time workers. Oh, and that’s at the bottom end of the earning scale. There is evidence that shows the higher up the earnings ladder you go (and graduates as a whole earn an average of $1m more in their life than non-graduates), the larger the wage gap between male and female earners. Read the whole article here.