When it comes to part time jobs, women seem to be making it out on top—but don’t start cheering yet. Female part-time workers earned $10 more in median weekly salaries than their male counterparts did in 2012, according to a new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although, in hindsight there may be a reasonable explanation as to why women earn more than men, as many women who take part time jobs are usually those who cut their hours after starting a family. The theory seems to be true: in 2012, 43 percent of men who had part-time jobs were 16 to 24 years old, compared with 29 percent of women.
But that’s not good news.