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  •  Have they worked in the same capacity (1+ / 0-)
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    for the same period of time without prolonged periods of leave?

    See that's the thing--when you reduce comparisons to men and women who have worked in the same jobs for the same period without at least six months leave, then even in the early to mid 90s the pay discrepancy overall was only about 7 cents. And of course for a long time, women in the 18-25 age group have actually made more than men in the same age group for quite a while.

    •  I am talking about what is being paid (1+ / 0-)
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      for freelance rates. Almost without fail the men are given more than the women. It comes from a built in bias that men are the "wage earners" and women don't really need the money as much as men do.

      Of course, that is often not true, but the myth prevails and colors compensation rates.

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