Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Accounting (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. LeVon Wilson


This year’s Academy Awards was the background for a call to arms for equal pay for women. After years of legislative reform, women are still making less than their male coworkers; women have begun to fight furiously for a change. Recently, companies as big as Walmart and KPMG have had claims brought against them alleging wage discrimination based on gender. Analysts have proven that in the case of KPMG it is almost impossible for it to be anything other than discrimination. There are several studies behind how the wage gap is calculated as well as the many causes behind why it still exists. This study looks at several possible causes behind lower pay for women as well as solutions, both attempted and proposed, to level the playing field. The field of accounting is focused on specifically and referenced throughout the study.

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Accounting Commons