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Examining Equal Pay

There are many reasons behind why men and women are not paid equally, and researchers have been trying to examine what creates this inequality in order to come up with solutions. The inequalities are not just between men and women broadly, but can be broken down in a number of ways, in fact, the most educated women face the biggest gaps in seniority and pay. The New York Times recently highlighted a new theory for why the most educated American women faced the biggest gender gaps in seniority and pay - the increase in working long, inflexible hours in the so-called “greedy professions.”

“This is not about educated women opting out of work (they are the least likely to stop working after having children, even if they move to less demanding jobs). It’s about how the nature of work has changed in ways that push couples who have equal career potential to take on unequal roles.”

Alex BerkeEqual Pay