Young Women In Big Cities More Empowered Than Ever To Go Shopping

City-dwelling women in their twenties are making slightly more than urban men, according to a demographic study featured in today's New York Times. Oh, hallelujah. Maybe this will make up for the money we spend on tampons, birth control, Sephora, getting shoes reheeled every two weeks, manicures, pedicures, eyebrows, bras, earrings, cinchy accent belts, self-tanner .... except, ha ha ha yeah not even close! We looked for more on the work of Andrew Beveridge, the demographer who penned the study back in March, and found the abstract to his more recent work slightly more up our alley.

No Quick Riches for New York's Twentysomethings (June, 2007) Overall, today's recent college graduates in New York are not making as much money as their parent's (sic) generation did, with men's wages falling substantially and earnings for women increasing slightly.

In terms adjusted for the fact that signing a lease on a tiny one-bedroom in this town costs more than the down payment on your parents' house, twentysomethings' salaries in New York have actually decreased since the seventies. WHEN THE CITY WAS ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY AND TIMES SQUARE WAS A HEROIN-ADDLED PROSTITUTION DEN. Take that and put it on your most-emailed list.

For Young Earners in Big City, A Gap In Women's Favor [New York Times]