Do 'Overworked' High-Earning Men Widen the Gender-Pay Gap?By
Why do women still make less than men? There may be a debate over the size of the wage gap between the genders, but there’s wide agreement that it exists. It’s not as bad as it used to be—the pay disparity narrowed sharply in the 1970s and 1980s—but since then the gap has stopped shrinking. Over the past decade it has remained stubbornly stable. Researchers, activists, and politicians have all tackled the issue, offering a range of explanations: overt discrimination; the fact that women work fewer hours so they can take care of the kids; a sort of self-segregation that leaves such less-lucrative fields as teaching and nursing female-dominated and higher-earning ones like finance and computer programming full of men.
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