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Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest


The gender pay gap exists for a variety of reasons. Discrimination is one; educational experience and job choice are others. The fields that employ a lot of women tend to pay less.

Glassdoor, a website that reviews companies, recently completed a survey on the American workplace, and found that the gap between women's and men's salaries are larger in some industries than in others. Glassdoor also found that educational experience is becoming less of a factor in the gender pay gap. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke with Glassdoor's Chief Economist, Andrew Chamberlain, about his company's findings.

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