Australian report shows wider-than-ever gender pay gap and interesting news for librarians

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The Gender Pay Gap Is Bad. The Gender Pay Gap for Women of Color Is Even Worse.

While the gender pay gap is a huge issue in many countries, Australia's gap is now wider than ever. In fact, a recent report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that the disparity is prominent in 95 percent of Australian occupations.

Globally, the gender pay gap has only gotten worse, rising 14.9 percent from 11 years ago. More specifically, women are earning almost 19 percent less than men.

Studies show that librarians make up the only occupation that that reflects any glimmer of hope for closing the gender pay gap. Lucy Goudie, a woman who has worked as a librarian for almost 20 years, told VICE, "Library work is friendly for children and the support network and general understanding of the requirements of families is amazing."

With an average salary of just under $54,957, Goudie went on to say that although librarians aren't affected by a gender pay gap, "You don't become a librarian to be rich."

Either we all need to become librarians, or the gender pay gap needs to be looked at seriously and quickly.

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