Women’s wages still have a long way to go

Filed under News digest, Women

Despite advances in education and experience, women haven’t been able to close the gender gap, according to a White House report cited in the Wall Street Journal. Women are more likely to work in jobs that pay less than men and also head up single-parent households, causing many to be poor,┬á the Wall Street Journal reported. Even when women hold the same education level and work in the same jobs, they earned about 75 cents for every dollar a man earned in 2009, the story said.

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