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The Gender Pay Gap: Why it Persists

Mar 28, 2020

The Story

It’s 2020 and women’s median earnings are about 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. Equal Pay Day is March 31st this year. It marks how much longer a woman has to work on average to make the equivalent of a man’s 2019 paycheck. We talked to experts in the field to understand why the gender pay gap is still a thing. And what we can do about it.

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Great. You might also like to know: we recently sat down with several female Olympians to talk about their fight for equal pay. Hear from Olympic soccer players Crystal Dunn and Kelley O’Hara, and Olympic basketball players Sue Bird and Elena Delle Donne:

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