Analysis: The Gender Pay Gap

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The gender pay gap has been a prevalent issue for several decades. The phrase “gender pay gap” simply means the difference in men’s and women’s median earnings. Although many feel this problem was eradicated years ago, it still affects many workers across the U.S. today. A study done is 2013 found that women on average were only paid 78 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 22 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). This issue obviously still exists, but there has been trouble diagnosing why exactly it continues to occur. Without properly identifying why this is happening, there is little hope to diminish the gap. Many argue that the gender pay gap is greatly due to women’s life choices, but research shows there is little correlation between

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