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Why The Gender Pay Gap Is As Real As Ever

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A new analysis of U.S. Census data shows that, despite Massachusetts’s progressive reputation, the pay disparity between men and women is actually worse in the Commonwealth than in most other states. We’ll examine some of the reasons.

Guests:

Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and chair of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Evelyn Murphy, president of The WAGE Project, author of “Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men, And What to Do About It” and former Mass. lieutenant governor

More

Report: The Simple Truth About The Gender Pay Gap
Boston Globe: Mass. Lags On Pay For Women In The US
The Atlantic: The Ambition Myth: Debunking A Common Excuse For The Gender Wage Gap


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