Most millennial women think gender discrimination is still alive and well in the working world—but not necessarily in their own workplace, a new report finds.
The Pew Research Center report released Wednesday found that 60 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 32 think that men earn more than women for the same work. More than half of millennial women also said it's easier for men to get top executive jobs in business and government, according to the survey of about 2,000 people conducted in October.
"Millennial women were just as likely as older generation of women to have these general perceptions of inequality in the workplace," said Kim Parker, director of social trends research at Pew Research Center.
But the report found that few millennial women would say they see that type of discrimination at their own workplace, and only 15 percent said they have been discriminated against at work because of their gender.
Parker said the same was generally true of workers in general.
"Most people said, 'It's not like that at my workplace,' " Parker said. "There was a sort of a real disconnect there."
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Nearly 80 percent of the millennial women Pew surveyed said that where they work, women have the same chances for advancement that men have. And more than 70 percent said that at their workplace, men and women are paid about the same for the same work, Parker said.
The researchers found that the wage gap for young workers has narrowed significantly in the past few decades. Women 25 to 34 now earn 93 percent of what men of the same age earn, according to their analysis of government data on median hourly wages for full- and part-time workers.
Overall, they found, women of all ages are earning 84 percent of what men earn, according to their calculations.