Gender Wage Gap
Hm, it seems that the gender wage gap is continuing to shrink
. Which would be welcome news, but it mainly seems to be the result of a shrinking manufacturing base—which tends to be male-dominated. Meanwhile, female-dominated industries like health care continue to expand. So is this a good thing or a bad thing? Ideally, I think, we'd like to see the wage gap shrink because a) women were entering male-dominated industries in greater numbers and, b) the wage gap within individual industries was shrinking. But is any
gender wage gap shrinking welcome news?