Women earn less, on average, than men in our society. That’s perhaps not surprising in male-dominated professions. But in nursing?
New research shows that in America, registered nurses who are male earn nearly $11,000 more per year than those who are female. Only about half of that difference can be attributed to factors like education, work experience and clinical specialty, which leaves a $5,148 salary gap that is discriminatory towards women….
What specific factors might lead to such a gap? If it’s discrimination, at exactly what point does it operate?
By the way, here’s an explanation of the general wage gap between men and women, by Harvard economist Claudia Goldin.