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Why Is Government One of the Worst Industries for Equal Pay?

BY KATHERINE BARRETT & RICHARD GREENE


Given the fact that government is the institution requiring equal pay and that public-sector salaries are often publicized, one would think that women would be better off as civil servants.

Think again.

According to a recent report from the online salary data firm Pay Scale, public administration has one of the highest gender pay gaps of 21 industries and professions. Women in the field, on average, make 25 percent -- or $16,900 -- less than men. Only finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical servicing; and mining and quarrying have a bigger gap.

There are many reasons for the disparity. KEEP READING>>

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