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What Does the Gender Wage Gap Look Like in MS?

June 6th, 2012

A bill in Congress that would have forced employers to prove gender isn’t a factor in wage difference, failed to reach the necessary 60 votes yesterday in the Democrat-controlled Senate. MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports on the gender wage gap in Mississippi.

For every dollar a man earns in Mississippi, a woman brings home about 75 cents according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sarah Welker is a policy analyst for the Mississippi Economic Policy Center. She says even though women in Mississippi are more likely to have college education, pay hasn’t caught up.

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