November 13, 2012
As in the U.S. as a whole, women’s participation in the paid workforce in Kentucky has grown over the last thirty years. Also, the gap in wages between Kentucky men and women, while still large, has been shrinking. However, that gap has narrowed in part because men’s wages have weakened, and male participation in the Kentucky workforce has also been declining.
The gap in median wages between men and women has shrunk substantially in Kentucky over the last 30 years (see below). Whereas in 1981 the median female wage in read more