Here’s What’s Wrong With The Claim That Female Reporters Make 26% Less Than Male Counterparts

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'Female journalists are paid 26 percent less than their male counterparts, says a new study, but that claim is deeply misleading according to the study’s own data.

A study published Tuesday surveyed journalists in New Zealand, and claims the median after-tax salary of women is 26 percent lower than that of men of equivalent rank and experience.

The study’s claim ignores much of its own data.

Its data clearly suggests the salary gap is because female journalists are, on average, six years younger than their male colleagues, and have 5.3 less years of work experience. They are also less likely to work full time and hold management positions.'

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