The study’s other main finding is that a woman generally needs more degrees than a man in order to earn the same amount of money. For example, the average woman must obtain a Ph.D in order to keep pace with the average bachelor’s degree-holding man.
The report also found similar gaps by ethnicity and race. For instance, African Americans and Latinos earn less money than their white peers — even those whites with less education. Further, the average African American or Latino with a master’s degree doesn’t exceed the lifetime earnings of white bachelor’s degree holder. Finally, the report concluded that Asian Americans with graduate degrees earn more than all other races, including whites.
Color me SHOCKED.
This is generally my response to the, “But women are getting MORE degrees, it’s MEN who are disadvantaged!”. Yeah, they’re getting more degrees and less work. Kind of defeats the purpose of a degree.