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Young women break glass ceiling

An analysis of 2005 census data shows that, for the first time, the wage gap no longer holds true for women working full time in a few of the nation's largest cities, the Star Tribune reported Sunday. One of these elite areas is the Twin Cities. In Minneapolis, a woman in her 20's and working full time earns, on average, 19 percent more than her male counterparts. This equates to women making $31,000 on average and men making $26,000. The biggest leap was found in Dallas, where women are making 120 percent more than men. New York City, Boston and Chicago were other urban areas where women have seen a large leap in closing the income gap. For example, in New York City in the 1970's, women earned an average of $7,000 less each year than men did. In 2005, women earned $5,000 more than men. Researchers said that the findings are not all that surprising since women are graduating from high school and college in larger numbers than men. However, researchers caution that women with college degrees still make less than men with college degrees.