Wage Gap Exists Across Occupations and Sectors

The New York Times printed a telling graphic on Sunday that helps us visualize the wage gap between men and women.  The graph shows how much less women make per occupation, and also overall. Economists claim that discrimination against women in the workplace and personal choices made by women in their careers constitute the two main reasons the gap exists. This graph expresses information that is a major concern of women’s rights activists and we have blogged about this issue previously here and here.


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