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Gender wage gap as bad now as in 1991

It is no secret that men, on average, earn more than women. But despite successful campaigns for social equality in America the last half-century, the gender wage gap has not shown significant improvement since 1990 – even with a changing labor force.

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Equal Pay Day highlights earnings gap for women, need for paid sick days

Today is Equal Pay Day, which each year highlights the continuing disparity between men’s and women’s earnings. This disparity, commonly known as the ‘wage gap‘, shows just how far we still have to go to achieve gender equity. Despite making

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Equal Pay Day: Washington women still playing catch-up to men

From the Public News Service: What men earn in a five-day work week takes women, on average, seven days to earn. This week, Tuesday is “Equal Pay Day,” a date marked every year by workers’ and women’s rights groups as

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Women at Work: Educational attainment and earnings

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Spotlight: Women at Work: Until things slowly changed during the last century, women’s participation in the labor force was limited by traditional cultural, educational, and legal practices. Women’s work outside of home and marriage

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