Salary gap

The End of Men? More Like Tough Times For Everyone

The recession hit men hardest, and women are doing better in the recovery, too. But the popular idea that the era of the female-dominated economy is at hand is distracting us from a deeply disturbing trend: Women's apparent gains are camouflaging a massive decline for workers of both genders.

College Degree Worth It? What the Data Say

The combination of the high price of college and the less-than-promising job prospects for new grads are fueling a hot debate about the value of a bachelor's degree: Is it worth the money? The Census Bureau parsed the data, and found that of all the variables that effect lifetime earnings, nothing packs the punch that education does.

Young Single Women Now Earn More Than Men

Young single women are earning more than their male peers in metropolitan areas around the U.S., according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released Wednesday. Some hope that the trend could eventually eliminate the male-female pay gap.