04 March

Cynthia Than reports: There is no gender gap in tech salaries based on a study from the American Association of University Women.

The study itself is quite complex and does find a difference in pay associated with gender when averaged across all disciplines, but not necessarily a cause-and-effect relationship. The study discusses differences in the hours worked, but also other factors such as the fact that student loan debt, choice of discipline, and other factors also vary by gender. The most important factor associated with salary outcome was the choice of major selected by university students, with computer science being a high paying area that (until recently) was preferred by men.

For women who do pick computer science, as well as math, engineering, physical science, health care, the life sciences and social services, the study found no pay equity imbalance one year after graduation (page 17).

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Re: No gender-based salary gap in Computer Science

I heard recently on radio Canada that an abnormally low percentage of women go into computer science. Is that true? If so, why? It was said that they do not have enough female role models to motivate them.

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