Nothing in our analysis suggests that gender discrimination doesnâ(TM)t exist. In fact, the experts we consulted agreed that no matter how much you adjust the models to equalize for outside factors, a difference in pay between men and women remains, and itâ(TM)s one that canâ(TM)t be explained away.
Here's the slightly deflating caveat: this reverse gender gap, as it's known, applies only to unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities. The rest of working women â" even those of the same age, but who are married or don't live in a major metropolitan area â" are still on the less scenic side of the wage divide.
Chung said it "would be totally incorrect to imply that these women outearn men with similar jobs or similar educations."
The Hay Group study, which does conclude that pay disparity is little to none for men and women with the same position, does not cover the United States. They strangely have little to say about the existence (or non-existence) of a pay gap in the US.
To be sure, this data did not cover the United States. But in many countries, men and women doing the same job, in the same function and company, get paid almost exactly the same, the firm finds.
So for whatever reason, this company, headquartered in the US, found it inconvenient to include the US data in their project.