FIU study looks into gender pay gap in Miami-Dade County (includes video story)

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Men are often paid more than women for the same job. The topic of this gender wage gap has recently been the center of many crucial discussions.

Is there discrimination? Should policies change?

A soon-to-be-released Florida International University study notes that the wage gap in Miami-Dade County does not seem to be narrowing down anytime soon.

Dr. Maria Ilcheva, the assistant director of planning and operations at Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center, details this research in her annual “Status of Women” report. Her most recent work shows that the wage gap increased from 13% in 2021 to 18% in 2022 in terms of median earnings for full-time workers.

“Women are returning to the workforce,” explained Ilcheva. “But they’re not necessarily occupying high-paying jobs.”

Duvasana Bisoondial is a sophomore majoring in Digital Journalism and getting a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies at Florida International University. Her goal as a future journalist is to highlight the social and cultural contributions made by Caribbean immigrants in America and other parts of the world.
Currently, she enjoys adding on to her list of books to be read and watching Indian movies, both old and new.

Christina Harris is a junior majoring in digital journalism with a minor in English. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field dealing with television.

Christal Powell is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Digital TV and Multimedia Production with a minor in photography. After her studies, Christal hopes to pursue a career in digital production or photography. She also likes to travel, cook, and write.

Angelica Garcia is a senior majoring in Digital Communications + Interactive Media. In the future, she aspires to work in the sports industry on a media and marketing team. Garcia hopes to pursue social media as it can help promote herself and her content. She is determined to bring a vision to life while working on projects.