Women ages 25 to 34 now make 93 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. But they know they're not home free — according to a Pew Research study released today, 75 percent of Millennial women think more needs to be done to close the gender gap in the workplace.
Pew attributes young women's rise in wages to their education. Thirty-eight percent of Millennial women now have a bachelor's degree, compared to 31 percent of Millennial men.
But Millennial women aren't convinced this will help them in the long run. Sixty-nine percent of them think being a working parent makes it harder to advance in a career. Only 16 percent of their male counterparts agree. So young women may be succeeding in the workplace now, but they know that if they decide to start a family, they'll be forced to make hard choices. Young men aren't so worried.
So it makes sense that more men are interested in becoming CEOs. Thirty-four percent of young women have no interest in becoming a boss or top manager, compared to 24 percent of men.
Millennial women are, however, slightly more optimistic than their mothers. Fifty-one percent of young women think it's harder to be a woman than a man in America, compared to 55 percent of Boomer women.
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