Young, Single Women Earn More Than Their Male Peers

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According to a new report from the research firm Reach Advisors, U.S. women who are single, childless, between the ages of 22 and 30, and live in large cities earn on average 8% more than their male counterparts. In Atlanta and Memphis, the differential is as high as 20% and in New York and San Francisco it is 17% and 11% respectively.

Researchers culled Census Bureau information from over 2,000 towns and cities and concluded that many factors may be influencing this trend including the fact that more women than men now graduate from college, which can influence their earning power.

In addition, many urban communities have seen a decrease in manufacturing and construction jobs historically held by men and an increase in knowledge-based jobs that are sought out by well-educated woman.

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