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Deseret News, June 3, 2013, Monday

Deseret News

June 3, 2013, Monday

Deseret News (full article)

Though breadwinners, women continue to earn less than men

Economists who study gender and wages acknowledge that the census numbers don't tell the full story. Women are more likely to work in lower-paying occupations and leave the workforce when they have children, for example, said Cornell University labor economist Francine Blau, who found that accounting for women's choices and differences in education and experience only explains 60 percent of the wage gap. Their apples-to-apples comparison still leaves women earning 91 cents for every dollar that their male peers earn.