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There is no gender gap in tech salaries

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New research shows no statistically significant difference in earnings between male and female engineers who have the same credentials and make the same choices regarding their career.

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A recent study by the American Association of University Women titled "Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation" (pdf) examined data on approximately 15,000 graduates to estimate the effect of gender on wages. Their sample was restricted to those under 35 years old receiving a first bachelor’s degree, in order to avoid confounding factors which affect labor market outcomes. Regression analysis was used to estimate wage differences, after controlling for the following choices and characteristics: graduates’ occupation, economic sector, hours worked, employment status (having multiple jobs as opposed to one full-time job), months unemployed since graduation, grade point average, undergraduate major, kind of institution attended, age, geographical region, and marital status.

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Quartz (03/03/14) Cynthia Than

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