Kevin Drum. While personal income for men has been about the same since 1970, that for women has gone up a lot. This trend is continuing; over the past four years, women's incomes have grown 3.3% per year, men's 2.3%. This is mainly because women continue to get more education, while the education level of men has stagnated.
This reminds me of a snippet of conversation I overheard on the Metro, from a man in his fifties:
He said, "I need a job." I said, "you already have a job," and then he said, "I need a man's job."