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Study: Military service narrows racial wage gap among women

Study: Military service narrows racial wage gap among women

Serving in the military can boost women’s future earnings and quash significant racial and ethnic disparities in pay, a new study has found. While white women traditionally make thousands more each year than their black, Hispanic and Native American peers, a recent report out of Florida State University shows that veteran women of color out-earn same-race nonveterans and also make more than white women who have not served in the military. Veteran women of all races earn about 8 percent more than nonveteran women. Occupation has a lot to do with it. The study notes that while women of color are overrepresented in low-wage positions, veteran women are more likely to work in management roles than nonveteran women and also have higher representation in healthcare and protective service jobs, which include security and law enforcement. “It’s as though military service saved the...

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