Reading Room: Gendered Income Inequality in the Arts

“We find that the gendered earnings gap is comparable for artists and non-artists, and that artistic careers are subject to some of the same social forces that drive disparity in other occupational realms. Yet in the arts, we do not find the wage penalty to motherhood that has been documented in virtually every other field. Broader implications for scholarship on gender and work, as well as suggestions for further research and policy, are discussed.”

A data brief by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), an online survey, data management, and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education.