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Chippewa Herald, May 9, 2012, Wednesday

Chippewa Herald

May 9, 2012, Wednesday

Chippewa Herald (full article)

Common sense not always so common

Here is the common-sense part. Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn, economists from Cornell University, note: “Once you control for factors like education and experience, the size of the gap changes significantly. Factor in occupation, industry and whether they belong to a union, and they jump to 91 percent. That’s partly because women tend to cluster in lower-paying fields. The most-educated swath of women, for example, gravitates toward the teaching and nursing fields. Men with comparable education become business executives, scientists, doctors and lawyers — jobs that pay significantly more.”