Why do equally qualified women still earn less than men?

In the STEM fields, it is outrageous that women candidates for a lab technician position were offered 86 cents on the dollar as compared to their male counterparts. This was published in a seminal PNAS study that we discussed in our first workshop. In this study, identical resumes (excepting gender) were evaluated, and women candidates were still offered a lower starting salary.


Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students (2012) Moss-Racusin, C.A., J.F. Dovidio, V.L. Brescoll, M.J. Graham, & J. Handelsman, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 16474-9

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