According to our status report: In VT, median annual income for women working FT is $37K – $7K less than men. This translates into a wage gap of 16% – or 16 cents on every dollar earned by a man.
“The gap cannot be entirely explained by anything economists can measure — workers’ education and experience, the jobs they choose, the hours they work or the time they take off. That leaves other factors that are hard to quantify, like discrimination or women’s perception of the choices available to them.
So what might work to close the gap? Social scientists and policy makers have some ideas, as do companies that have been trying to combat the problem in their work force.”
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