• Would love to see that redone with correction for time outside of the workforce: do men with similar time-out-of-workforce by age 35 then have substantially different wage paths? Would also be keen to see the paths for “childless men” vs “childless women”. I suspect maternity risk depresses female wages; one of my honours students is working on it this semester :>

    • Definitely, I was hoping that somebody might reply with links academic research on those exact topics. It’s a good graph but certainly one that raises more questions than it answers. Aren’t all the best ones, though?

  • Fibby

    Sorry. Percent growth in what, for who? Is this the entire workforce or just employed people? How do they account for women leaving the workforce to have kids? And do they correct for hours? Going part-time on the same hourly rate isn’t a drop in pay.

  • Fibby

    I did now. Thanks. Pah, “proprietary algorithm”.