• Mihir Desai


March 2021, Paper: "Each year, half of the U.S. population loses millions of dollars and is more likely to be impoverished because of an entrenched inequality: the gender pay gap.1 Women—who now comprise the majority of household breadwinners in many states2—lack the same economic opportunities as men and are paid unfairly for their contributions, significantly reducing their earnings over their lifetimes. Despite greater parity in educational attainment and work experience between men and women, progress on closing the pay gap has stalled since the 1990s,3 and it remains a persistent problem that exacerbates poverty,4 harms families,5 and stalls the economy."

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