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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, April 1, 2013

Gender Pay Gap

Professors Naomi Cahn and June Carbone write for the New York Times:

Over the last 20 years, any “progress” in diminishing the gender pay gap in this country has come largely from the losses in male income produced by globalization and the failure of the economy to produce enough new good jobs.

So there’s been no true progress. And now pay disparity between men and women is growing because of our dysfunctional economy. In 1990, highly educated women earned a higher percentage of male income than less-educated women. By 2008, the relationship between education and the wage gap had reversed.

Read more here.


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