In 2019, white male college graduates will earn more than their peers

Members of the college class of 2019 are starting out on some of the best economic footing in recent memory, but that fortune isn’t spread equally.

The gulf in wages between young black college graduates and young white college graduates has actually widened over the past two decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute, a labor-focused think tank. The same is true of the wage gap between young college graduates who are women and young college graduates who are men.

The gap in hourly wages between young women college graduates and young men college graduates was $2.23 in the year 2000, the EPI found.

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