Hiring managers are sexist
Women are more likely to seek jobs in fields that don't pay as well
Women work fewer hours on average
Women are more likely to trade a higher salary for more flexible work terms
Women have fewer years of continuous work experience on average
Men are more likely to ask for a raise, and more likely to walk if they don't get one
Young women earn more than men in big U.S. cities | Reuters
I tend to believe that women's earnings are almost totally a reflection of women's career and educational choices, and that gender discrimination has very little to do with it. Women who work in male-dominated fields tend to do as well or better than their male peers, economically, if they make the same professional decisions that men do.
This finding has been duplicated in a study of 16,000 executives:
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