The Gender Wage Gap Part 1: Why Statistics Are a Bitch

This is the first of three videos that will tackle an investigation of the gender wage gap in an attempt to go beyond popular rhetoric and get underneath its underlying causes. This week’s video discusses the often quoted statistic that women earn 77 (or 79 or 82) cents on every man’s dollar for the same work. Where does this statistic come from? And is it an accurate representation of gender discrimination in the workplace?

For further references and resources on what I speak about in this video, you can find a myriad of links to articles and research papers in the description box of this video on YouTube.

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