In our newest State of the Gender Pay Gap report, we’ll share the data on how large the gender pay gap is in 2018, and how much it’s shifted from 2016.
This time, we tested a new hypothesis for why the gender pay gap persists. Specifically, we decided to investigate this idea of “career disruptions”, or taking a break from the workforce, and quantify the impact of career disruptions on pay for men and women.
How do career disruptions impact wages? Does the wage penalty increase for longer durations of unemployment? Do men and women have different durations of unemployment? Do they have different reasons for being unemployed? Ultimately, does the wage penalty from unemployment affect women more than men?