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Causes of the Gender Pay Gap

Right now, women are a growing number of breadwinners in the household. But they’re still earning just 77 cents for every dollar a man does—even less if you’re an African American or Latina woman. Overall, a woman with a college degree doing the same work as a man will earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career. So closing this pay gap—ending discrimination—is about far more than simple fairness. When more women are bringing home the bacon, but bringing home less of it than men who are doing the same work, that weakens families, it weakens communities, it’s tough on our kids, it weakens ...

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