COMPENSATION: More Gains For Women

More Gains For Women

The earnings gap between men and women is narrowing, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. But there is still a very considerable way to go before the two sexes can be considered on the same economic footing.

That was the main conclusion of a study released last week analyzing the various factors involved in why American men earn more than women. The good news is that the average earnings of women who work full time were up, to 70% of men's wages in 1986. In 1979, by contrast, the figure was only 62%, a statistic that had remained more or less constant...