Sunday, April 13, 2014

Do women really make '77 cents on the dollar'?

Do women really make '77 cents on the dollar'?.

Today is Equal Pay Day — and to commemorate the occasion, President Obama issued two executive orders.

Interestingly, however, it turns out the Obama White House also pays women less than men, leading some to wonder whether factors other than wage discrimination might account for the discrepancy.

Enter the American Enterprise Institute's Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs, whose recent Wall Street Journal op-ed digs into the Bureau of Labor Statistics report and seems to undermine the notion that anything sinister is at play here. Among their findings:

Men were almost twice as likely as...

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