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As wage gap narrows, women still among lowest paid members of society

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | April 2, 2012

Almost 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women are still making on average 81 percent of a man’s median weekly earnings, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inadequate legislation, patriarchal...

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