“To better understand the causes and remedies for this gap, scholars have examined the role of workplace competition and its effect on female employment, as well as how long days and “overwork” could affect wages. Yet the precise causes of the gap are complicated, and it can be difficult to keep up with the nuanced research history (see the Gender Action Portal, from the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School), even as progress slowly moves forward. In 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which removed the statute of limitations for persons filing pay discrimination claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).”

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