By now, we all know that women are paid only 80 cents on the dollar compared to men, a 20% wage gap that widens as we age. The reasoning behind this is often explained away as being “a byproduct of the choices women make: choices to work fewer hours, take on lower-paying jobs, or opt out of the workforce for longer periods of time than men.” Other accountable reasons include less work experience due to maternity leave for example and men often work in higher-paying industries such as construction, mining, etc. and women do not.
That being said, 41% of the wage gap is unaccounted for…
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