Contrary to Popular Opinion


...That women's wages are two-thirds of men's wages, and the ratio is basically unchanging.


...An analysis of Census Bureau data indicates that in Los Angeles County, the gap between women's and men's wages shrank significantly between 1980 and 1990 among workers under 65. Most surprising, women between the ages of 19 and 24 earned 4% more in 1990 than men of the same age did.


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