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What Trans Men Know About Gender in the Workplace

Want to see how men and women fare differently at work? Change gender.
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The workplace gender gap is real: In a report published last fall, the Economic Policy Institute found that after controlling for education and occupation, women are paid less than men, even among recent college graduates. In another study, researchers gave science faculty identical resumes of a candidate applying for a lab manager position, but with different names. Male and female faculty were equally likely to rate “John” higher and offer “Jennifer” a lower starting salary.

Despite a wealth of empirical evidence about gender biases, recognizing them in daily life can be difficult. But not for one group: transgender people.