It’s more complex than women earning 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.
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Read the full article by Sarah Kliff: http://www.vox.com/2016/8/1/12108126/gender-wage-gap-explained-real
Check out the studies: http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/goldin/files/dynamics_of_the_gender_gap_for_young_professionals_in_the_financial_and_corporate_sectors.pdf
When there is talk about the gender wage gap, often the statistic heard is, “Women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.” While this is factually correct, it does not encompass the nuances of the wage gap. The answer is in the complexity of this problem. Career types and child-rearing duties are both in the equation to closing the gender wage gap.
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