Student Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program of Study

Communication - Corporate Communication



First Advisor

Minna Logemann

Second Advisor

Caryn Medved


The topic of this thesis paper is pay inequality and gender pay gap, specifically within the United States while occasionally comparing Europe and other parts of the world. The research questions that are brought up while starting this thesis process were how the topic started and developed with the last 10 years. Plus, the potential strides to eliminate the thesis topics issues within the United States. The method of analysis for this thesis paper includes an integrative desktop literature review while analyzing various online and prior academic research articles. The result of studying the numerous amounts of research helped gather three primary resolutions to remove the pay inequality and gender pay gap in the United States. This academic research was only conducted analyzing only male and female genders. Future research should include or attempt to interview and find data regarding the LGBTQ2+ community and those affected such as transgenders, non-binary, etc.


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