U.S. Military Service Increases Earnings for Women Across Races
April 4, 2017: Serving in the military can boost women’s future earnings and quash significant racial and ethnic disparities in pay, a new study has found. Across all races, veteran women earned more than 115 percent of what their same-race, nonveteran counterparts earned. Additionally, the veteran premium was large enough to raise the earnings of disadvantaged minorities to be on par with white women in the civilian labor force – and sometimes even higher. See the full article: Study: Military Service Narrows the Racial Wage Gap Among Women (Military Times, www.militarytimes.com)
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West Point's Woman Problem
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