New Census Data Indicates Men Still Make More Than Women


by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - Recent data by the U.S. census bureau highlights the severity in wages between Alaskan men and women. The National Partnership for Women and Families recently analyzed the new data and found that men are making 23% more then women in Alaska.

Some studies have shown that women are rising in the work force now more then ever, yet there is still a large gender gap. According to their analysis women are making $.77 for every $1 the average Alaskan man brings home. Yearly they say that is almost $1200 less.

This is the first time the National Partnership for Women and Families analyzed the census data. They hope to get lawmakers to consider the local impact of disparities in pay.

According to Neil Fried with the Alaska Department of Labor, the conclusion is fairly similar to what he's found noting that women here actually make $.67cents for every $1. Fried also said this information has not changed in almost 10 years and doesn't appear to be.

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uh said on Sunday, Sep 23 at 10:37 AM

i think you definitely mean disparity. haha

JT said on Sunday, Sep 23 at 10:30 AM

Your headline should read "...more THAN women" and not "...more then women". Also the first line of your story says "...the severity in wages between...", I don't think severity is the word you wanted to use, or at least I hope not.

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