GENDER PAY DECLINE: Men’s Wages Have Fallen Significantly Since 1973

Scott Greer Contributor
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The pay check of the average American man is looking skimpier today than it was in 1973, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report published Wednesday.

Adjusted for inflation, the average yearly income for a full-time employed male worker was $53,294 in 1973, according to the Census Buerau’s “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014” study. For 2014, the average yearly income went down by nearly $3000 to $50,383.

On the other hand, the paychecks of women have gone up over the same period of time. In 1973, the average yearly income for full-time female workers was $30,182 while in 2014 the figure amounts to $39,621.

However, the vaunted gender pay gap still exists in the latest study. The Census lists that there is a 78.6 percent in the incomes between full-time male and female employees.

But the male wage decrease is not the only one shown by the new Census report. Native-born incomes have also decreased in comparison with foreign-born incomes in the U.S., Breitbart reports.

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